Updated: Jan 27
Did you notice in the gospel reading that when Jesus is faced with the anger and frustration of the crowd in Nazareth he does not run away from them or go around them, but passes through the middle of them. This must have taken a lot of courage, effort, and energy, but he also must have done it for a reason. When you are faced with someone else's anger and frustration, or your own feelings of anger and frustration, what is your first instinct? Is it to run away from it? Is it to avoid and go around it? This week, when you come up against anger in yourself or another person, see what it would be like to follow Jesus' example and courageously move towards it, into it, and ultimately through it. What changes in you when you do?