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Sunday 21st February


Rejection at Nazareth (Luke 4:14-30)

It was curiosity that took me there.

Joseph’s boy surprising us

By turning rabbi:

And doing well

By all accounts.


He spoke well, I suppose,

Though I’m no judge

Of things like that.


But then a shift,

As though a chill wind

Blew through the synagogue

Replacing the summer heat.


He spoke of grace

Not just for us, God’s chosen,

But for all:

Unleashing fury

As he seemed to question

Our special status.


I left then, fearing the mob,

Though I hear

That in the end

He evaded them.


I wonder what

Will become of him

If he does not change

His message.


By Jeannie Kendall

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