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Matthew 11:20-30

Today’s Reading Matthew 11:20-30 is all about the towns where Jesus had performed most of his miracles. There is two pairs that stand out:

Chorazin and Bethsaida are part of the Holy Land. Jesus would have reason to expect more acceptance there than anywhere else. Not so! His ministry is mostly rejected among his own.

Tyre and Sidon are Lebanese towns. Back then and still nowadays that has meant: enemy’s country! But Jesus seems to be content with the people’s attitude there. Very interesting how Jesus’ expectations are not met.

His message is one that is supposed to take away the burden of religious duty:
“For the yoke I will give you is easy, and the load I will put on you is light.” One should think the message of unconditional love could easily be accepted. Well, what do you know.