“Jesus went home and such a crowd gathered.”
Jesus’ impact on society caused many mixed reactions – curiosity, disbelief, admiration, embarrassment. He did not follow what society expected, but followed in God’s will. He drew crowds because he went out to all people, especially those that society ignored. Following in God’s will is not easy, and in Jesus’ situation it caused conflict in both his family and his own community. But in the same way, he drew crowds to know about the Father and his unconditional love by the actions that he took to reaching out to others. Do we live as Jesus lived? Do we make the effort to reach out to others that have been forgotten? Little acts of kindness can make big impacts. And it is these impacts that can help others know of God’s love for all. Let us be instruments of God’s love and make Jesus known to those we encounter.