Alas for you, Chorazin! Alas for you, Bethsaida! So many miracles have been worked in you! If the same miracles had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would already be sitting in ashes and wearing the sackcloth of repentance. Surely for Tyre and Sidon it will be better on the Day of Judgment than for you. And what of you, city of Capernaum? Will you be lifted up to heaven? You will be thrown down to the place of the dead.
Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me; and he who rejects me, rejects the one who sent me.”
No matter how much we try, there are things that will not go according to our wishes. Even Jesus has to contend with the fact that some places He so wished to save will go down on judgment day. For that is the risk of loving. We allow ourselves to be vulnerable. We run the risk of being hurt. Jesus experienced this whole range of emotions while still on earth. He lamented Chorazin and Bethsaida. The city of Capernaum too He foresaw as lost. Yet this did not stop Him from trying. As a matter of fact He tried till the very end. Giving up simply because it is hopeless is not Jesus’ style. He showed us that love is tenacious and hopeful to the very end.
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