Domestic Violence and the Church (Luke 4:16-20)–Guest Speaker Rachel Jordan

Luke 4:16-20 (NRSV):

16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
    because he has anointed me
        to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
    and recovery of sight to the blind,
        to let the oppressed go free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

20 And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.

Queries:

How have you experienced freedom from oppression?

What have you found healing or clarifying?

Does this bring to light any tasks that might further equip you to live out your calling?