Weekly Devotion – January 31st

Our reflection from the Gospel this week is:

“No prophet is accepted in his own native place.”

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus returns to His hometown, but He angers the people who came to hear Him at the synagogue when He challenges their collective opinions. The crowd does not realize that His purpose on earth is to fulfill God’s kingdom and share God’s mercy and plan of redemption for all nations.

We pray together: St. Jude, keep before me the wisdom and love made known through Jesus. Help me to be like Him in word and deed.