Geeky Catholic Sunday: The Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2019

Gospel Reading: Luke 4:21-30

Highlight: "'No prophet is accepted in his own native place.' . . . Jesus passed through the midst of them and went away."

Reflection: Most people have someone in their lives whom they wish would come back to the faith. A son or daughter, a sibling, parent, etc. But it seems like no matter what you say to them, they don't listen to you. In situations like this, sometimes you have to accept that perhaps you are not the "prophet" that God will use to reach your loved one. If that's the case, you will have to move on. It doesn't mean you should stop evangelizing. Jesus didn't stop evangelizing when the people tried to throw him off a cliff; he just went somewhere else to preach the Gospel. Similarly, you might have to focus your evangelization message elsewhere, and back off a bit on your efforts to bring your friends or family members back into the fold. Keep praying for them, though, and trust that God will send another prophet into their lives.

Geeky Quote: "Yes, yes! To Obi-Wan you listen." - Yoda, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Prayer: Jesus, help me to let go of the need to bring my loved ones back to the faith. Amen.

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