21 He began to explain to them, “Today, this scripture has been fulfilled just as you heard it.” 22 Everyone was raving about Jesus, so impressed were they by the gracious words flowing from his lips. They said, “This is Joseph’s son, isn’t it?” 23 Then Jesus said to them, “Undoubtedly, you will quote this saying to me: ‘Doctor, heal yourself. Do here in your hometown what we’ve heard you did in Capernaum.’” 24 He said, “I assure you that no prophet is welcome in the prophet’s hometown. 25 And I can assure you that there were many widows in Israel during Elijah’s time, when it didn’t rain for three and a half years and there was a great food shortage in the land. 26 Yet Elijah was sent to none of them but only to a widow in the city of Zarephath in the region of Sidon. 27 There were also many persons with skin diseases in Israel during the time of the prophet Elisha, but none of them were cleansed. Instead, Naaman the Syrian was cleansed.” 28 When they heard this, everyone in the synagogue was filled with anger. 29 They rose up and ran him out of town. They led him to the crest of the hill on which their town had been built so that they could throw him off the cliff. 30 But he passed through the crowd and went on his way. (Luke 4:21-30,CEB)
We judge people based on what we know about them. These people in Jesus’ hometown thought they knew him because he was the boy of Joseph and Mary. He was the child that ran through the streets and played with the other kids and learned in the synagogue. They couldn’t look past that.
And when Jesus lived into why he was here they questioned who he was, enough to try and run him off a cliff. Why do we think we are always right and so unwilling to see a different way?
We all need to have an open mind and know that things may not be as we see them, because God is bigger than all of us and will do things we do not expect or want God to do.
Be open to Jesus and follow where he leads.
Loving People. Loving God.