Matthew 8:33-9:1. Sent Home. 4 Mar 2023
Mat 8:33 The herdsmen ran off and made for the city,
where they told the whole story,
including what had happened to the demoniacs.
34 Suddenly the whole city set out to meet Jesus;
and as soon as they saw him
they implored him to leave their neighborhood.
9:1 He got back in the boat,
crossed the water and came to his home town.
Now, Nazareth is at some 20km distance from the see of Galilee. Jesus was sent 'home'. The story does not tell whether the disciples where in the boat. How would I respond when my livelihood, my pigs, would have been killed?
Jesus, why? How did your disciples respond?
Am I turning down Jesus?