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.
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?