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Sunday's gospel

9th Sunday of the Pentecost

Luke 4:14-21

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

14- Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.

15- He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.

16- He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read.

17- The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: 

18- "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, 

  because he has anointed me 

19-  to preach good news to the poor. 

  He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners 

  and recovery of sight for the blind, 

  to release the oppressed, 

  to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."

20-Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him,

21-And he began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."

Meditation

We still live, week after week, the Pentecostís time. Each Sunday, we experience more and more the presence of the Holy Spirit in the life of Jesus and in his work for the Salvation on earth. He came in order to support the weak, heal the sick, help the miserable and preach of the Godís Kingdom in which we find the Salvation for the whole world. 

This Sunday, we discover, through the Holy Spirit, the fundamental work of Jesus which is the Salvation for all the humanity. Those who enjoy the might of the Holy Spirit can do miracles, face evil and defeat it. There is no might more powerful than that of God. The Holy Spirit lets us witness this might in the son of God. 

We are also invited, as the disciples, to do miracles. Let us follow the Holy Spirit and let us call on him so he will guide us to the closest way to heaven. Then, we will live in peace and ease and we will discover the eternal happiness.