This week’s Gospel text picks up where we left off last Sunday, with Jesus telling the people in the synagogue in Nazareth that the scriptures are being fulfilled that day in their hearing. Their initial response to him is positive, but it changes to one of violent hostility when it becomes apparent that Jesus is not interested in their praise or acclaim for his miracles, but in their repentance. They turn on him and seek to kill him, but despite their efforts to silence him, the Word of God survived and remains alive and active to this day, inviting each one of us to hear and respond to him for ourselves. How will we react when we hear his words? Will we listen to him and allow his teachings to change us, or will we too reject him and seek to kill his influence in our lives, as his hearers did?