January 31 - Fourth Sunday of the Ordinary Time (Year C): Rejection

January 27th, 2016

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First Reading  Jeremiah 1:4-5,17-19
The Lord assures Jeremiah that he will deliver him from all who fight against him.

 

Responsorial Psalm  Psalm 71:1-2,3-4,5-6,15,17
A song in praise of God's salvation

 

Second Reading  1 Corinthians 12:31—13:13  
Paul describes love as the greatest of virtues.

 

Gospel Reading
Luke 4:21-30

 

Today in the Gospel we see Jesus' own people rejecting Him. They were too familiar with Him to listen to Him: "familiarity begets contempt". Jesus can only repeat the proverb, that a prophet is not accepted in his own country. Are we ready to undergo different hardships for the sake of Jesus and for the sake of His Gospel?