Thursday, 10 January 2013


“A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us.”
 - Friedrich Nietzsche

Luke 4:16-21

Passage here is referred to as 'Nazareth Manifesto', which displays Christ's mission proclamation. His mission is to proclaim good news to the poor and liberate the oppressed. Dalit Theology takes up this manifesto seriously for an emancipatory reading.

But the focus today in our reading is Lk 4:21, Jesus gives an enigmatic reply to his audience saying “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” This is something incredible. Jesus boldly asserts to his audience that the scripture passage is fulfilled in their hearing. Nothing can be more outraging, comical and awesome all at the same time than these words. What seriousness! What tremendous proclamation! what a commitment to God's Word.

Now this tremendous possibility of bringing God's Word to life in our own existence is open to us through Christ's proclamation. Let this possibility, shatter and transform us to have a scripto-possible existence in our life.

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