|Jesus in the Synagogue|
Centuries later, St. Paul uses the metaphor of the human body to describe how different parts have different functions; yet they all work for the good of the whole body. We are one family by virtue of the life-giving waters of Baptism, brothers and sisters to one another and sons and daughters of God our Father. And yes, God lives within us and we live in God within a grace-filled community.
In the Gospel according to Luke, Jesus begins his public ministry –his mission. He goes back to Nazareth in the region of Galilee and walks into the local synagogue on the Sabbath and takes the parchment of Scripture into his hands and quotes from the prophet Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; and he has sent me to bring good news.”