‘Jesus Unrolls the Book in the Synagogue’ (1894) by James Tissot.
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B – July 8th, 2018
We know today’s Gospel story well, perhaps too well! It would have been customary for Jesus to go to the synagogue each week during the Sabbath, and when his turn came, to read from the scriptures during the Sabbath service.
His hometown folks listened ever so attentively to his teaching because they had heard about the miracles he had performed in other towns. What signs would their hometown boy work on his own turf?
In today’s story, Jesus startled his own people

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