Today the readings seem to me to be about scripture itself. The Jews show respect and joy at hearing the Word proclaimed. In the Gospel, I can imagine Christ in the synagogue reading that passage of Isaiah and closing the book with a big smile on His face. How much joy He must have had when He told the people of Nazareth that what they were hearing was being fulfilled. These words today also are fulfilled. This is the beauty of scripture because it is fulfilled in Christ always. We are still able to reread scripture and know that what we are reading is still alive for us today. We need to take the time to go through scripture, discover Christ, and through our encounter with Him there, be able to find Him always and everywhere. He is fulfilling the message of scripture constantly in each one of our personal stories of salvation.
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