In His Hometown

17 Feb

Jesus reading Scriptures in the Synagogue at NazarethIt’s pretty cool all those miracles Jesus was doing. I bet he was a hero when he finally went back to his hometown. I bet they were all excited for Jesus to do some miracles for them.

Where was it Jesus was from again?

Oh yeah, Nazareth. They probably knew him pretty well there since that’s where he grew up.

Okay, I’ll listen to the story.


Jesus went to Nazareth and on the Sabbath day…


The what day?

Oh, that’s the day they rested and worshiped God?

I guess every day is a Sabbath day for me – at least about the rest part. Naps are good.

I’m listening.


On the Sabbath day Jesus went to the synagogue and he stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. He unrolled it and read,

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,

because he has anointed me

to preach good news to the poor.

He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners

and recovery of sight for the blind,

to release the oppressed,

to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”


Jesus left out a part. The part about giving extra fish to all the dogs.

Okay, I’ll listen.


Jesus rolled up the scroll and gave it back. He sat down and everyone was looking at him. Then he said, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

All the people were amazed at what Jesus said, but then they said, “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?”

Jesus knew what the people were thinking and he said, “I tell you the truth. No prophet is accepted in his hometown.”

Jesus didn’t perform any big miracles in Nazareth.


I guess they didn’t get any extra fish either.


The people in the synagogue became furious at Jesus.


I guess they were pretty hungry and really wanted some fish.


They took him to the brow of the hill the town was built on and intended to throw him off the cliff. But Jesus walked right through the crowd and went on his way.

Then he went to Capernaum and made his new home there.


Did the people in Capernaum get some extra fish?

Hey person, you could give me some fish. You wouldn’t want me moving to Capernaum, would you?


Posted by on February 17, 2013 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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19 responses to “In His Hometown

  1. marina kanavaki

    February 17, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I can just imagine your person giving you lots of fish, just so you don’t go to Capernaum!!!!

    • Bongo

      February 17, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      Marina, I figured I’d get to my person by saying that. But if the fish don’t show up I might have to stop by your house on the way.

      • marina kanavaki

        February 18, 2013 at 1:01 am

        Ah, well, that’s ok then!!!!!
        Plenty of fish here!!!

  2. angelswhisper2011

    February 17, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Let’s take a Sabbath together Bongo, next after the fish 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 17, 2013 at 1:18 pm

      Angel’s Whisper and Little Binky, sounds like a plan.

  3. April K

    February 17, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I once heard that Jesus’ act of sitting was pretty significant. Supposedly, the Jews used to keep an empty chair at the front of their synagogues for the coming Messiah. After reading from Isaiah, Jesus sat down in that chair.

    • Bongo

      February 17, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      April, my person says she hadn’t heard that before. Pretty interesting. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  4. colliesofthemeadow

    February 17, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I dont blame Jesus for moving! I feel the same around here.. all my plots never appreciated. Tell you what Bongo, lets move in with Jesus… bet he gives us plenty of fish!

    • Bongo

      February 17, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      Ginger, I’m packing my bags right now. I’ll meet you in Capernaum.

  5. thatjenk

    February 17, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I can think of a couple of Newfs that wouldn’t mind the fish, but would be particularly interested in a ‘loaves of bread’ miracle.

    • Bongo

      February 17, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      I’ll see if I can put in a word with Jesus. Loaves of bread sound good to me too.

  6. Traveling Cats

    February 18, 2013 at 4:37 am

    Have a lovely week, Bongo.
    Kitty kisses xxx

    • Bongo

      February 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      Thanks Cats. I hope you like big, slobbery kisses because I’m sending you some.

  7. eripanwkevin

    February 18, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Oh no….how rude those people who were in the synagoque were….
    Hmmm..Sabbath sounds great! Yes to me, everyday is sabbath, too! Horray! 🙂

    • Bongo

      February 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm

      Kevin, Sabbath is the best. I just saw you on Rumpy’s blog. How cool!

  8. Sheryl Wright Stinchcum

    February 20, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Bongo, here’s another point of view to consider. Since the people were angry and trying to overtake Jesus, how did He get out of that situation? How did He simply walk through the crowd without being harmed—OR was he transported (or translated?) like Philip after Philip baptized the Ethiopian? Just a thought. If it sounds complicated, it rattles my brain too.

    As for fish, I certainly think you should have some for listening and interpreting scripture to the rest of us. I have an idea. Maybe your people could put Scratchy in another room, close the door, and feed you tuna. They could give you most of the can and save a tad for Scratchy. Scratchy doesn’t sound as spiritual as you are.

    On the other hand, my cat Abigail is very spiritual, so much so that she sits right on top of the Bible when I try to read it.

    • Bongo

      February 20, 2013 at 9:32 pm

      Sheryl, I like your tuna idea. Whenever my person opens a can of it for some reason Scratchy gets all the juice and I only get to lick little bits out of the can. Scratchy doesn’t need any tuna anyway. And you’re right about Scratchy being not very spiritual. He only sits on my person’s papers – not on her Bible. I’m not sure how Jesus walked through that crowd. He walked through walls somehow after he was resurrected, but a crowd when he was in his human body might be a different story.

      • Sheryl Wright Stinchcum

        February 21, 2013 at 2:51 pm

        Bongo, I suspect that my Abigail is only trying “to look spiritual” by sitting on the Bible. The truth is that she will sit on just about anything I’m reading.

      • Bongo

        February 21, 2013 at 2:56 pm

        Sheryl, Scratchy walked across my person’s Bible twice today when she was reading it. I didn’t think he looked very spiritual at all.


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