What Word Is This?

“What word is this?”
Luke 4:31-37 “in a snailshell”
Tuesday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

The first line of the couplet preserves the original Greek word order in Luke 4:36: “What word (logos) [is] this?”

Jesus then went down to Capernaum, a town of Galilee. He taught them on the sabbath, and they were astonished at his teaching because he spoke with authority. In the synagogue there was a man with the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out in a loud voice, “Ha! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” Jesus rebuked him and said, “Be quiet! Come out of him!” Then the demon threw the man down in front of them and came out of him without doing him any harm. They were all amazed and said to one another, “What is there about his word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.” And news of him spread everywhere in the surrounding region.

Luke 4:31-37

5 Replies to “What Word Is This?”

  1. Dear GMC, today’s garden reflection makes me think about how you bring us the Word in a “snailshell,” succinctly capturing what it means to believe. With vitality and vividness! May we in the spirit of St. Paul today: “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” Be assured of my prayers always.

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