Sunday, January 30, 2022
The readings for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year C bring to mind the adversity which can occur during discipleship. In the first reading (Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19) Jeremiah hears that God will defend him. The psalm (Psalm 71:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 15-17) declares “In you, O Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame.” The second reading (1 Corinthians 12:31—13:13) tells us that love never fails. In the gospel (Luke 4:21-30) Jesus preaches in his home town and is rejected.
So this is a good time to talk about not giving up, trusting in God, and handling rejection. Here are some ideas: