As with the previous two Sunday messages, I’m combining a couple week’s worth of lectionary readings into a single narrative. Why? Because the relevant scriptures deserve a combined treatment. This means that I’ll be covering Luke 4:14-30 today. It’s wonderful how ancient Bible verses can pass into modern, common parlance. One example is when Jesus talks about not being accepted by those who know you best: “ ‘Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s hometown’ “ (Luke 4:24). Perhaps it is a universal truth that familiarity breeds contempt. When people think that they know you well it somehow undermines what weRead More →