Home › Community › Sunday Gospel Thoughts › August 8, 2021, 19th Ordinary Sunday › Reply To: August 8, 2021, 19th Ordinary Sunday
In the Story the folks felt they knew Jesus and so there was nothing he could teach them. This sort of thing happens a number of times in the Gospels. What it says to me is that I have to be careful that I don’t let myself feel I have Jesus all figured out, because then I will not be able to learn anything from him that I don’t already know. My ideas of Jesus can’t get in the way of Jesus trying to teach me new things whatever they may be. The basic question is what does it mean for me to live as Jesus’ disciple in the setting of whatever is going on in my life right now. The answers to this question are always changing because our circumstances are always changing. Questioning is very important, and the old ideas or answers don’t always work.