30 Jan 2022
For 30 January 2022, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, based on Luke 4:21â€“30
Jesus began to say to the people in the synagogue, â€˜Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.â€™ All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, â€˜Is not this Josephâ€™s son?â€™ He said to them, â€˜Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, â€œDoctor, cure yourself!â€ And you will say, â€œDo here also in your home town the things that we have heard you did at Capernaum.â€ â€™ And he said, â€˜Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophetâ€™s home town. But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land; yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.â€™ When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage. They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff. But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.