Jesus returned to Galilee powerful in the Spirit. News that he was back spread through the countryside.  He taught in their meeting places to everyone's acclaim and pleasure.
 He came to Nazareth where he had been reared. As he always did on the Sabbath, he went to the meeting place. When he stood up to read,  he was handed the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Unrolling the scroll, he found the place where it was written,
 God's Spirit
is on me;
 He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the assistant, and sat down. Every eye in the place was on him, intent.  Then he started in, "You've just heard Scripture make history. It came true just now in this place."
What would it be like to have us all teach in someone else's
meeting space? We are so protective of our accreted ways that
we have a hard time going somewhere else or having others come
to us. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have an expression of Christian
Unity by not just having pulpit exchanges, but a welcoming of
another tradition to come and intentionally teach us about another
way that would have the authority of our own way? Wouldn't it
be even more wonderful to extend that beyond one's own generalized
We will hear about Allah, Yahweh, Buddha,
and more expressing this in other exciting ways and we will be
bound together in ministry where we cannot yet be bound together
in foundational perspectives.
What would it be like to re-read this as, "You've just heard my life make history. It came true just now, in your presence." Can you sense the renewal of purpose in this way of looking at your life? If so, go ahead and act on it for every eye is waiting to see what you will do when you come to your self.