The cruellest kind of rejection
Posted on the , in Thoughts for the Week, by Ashley Hardingham
The cycling cheat Lance Armstrong once said, ‘A boo is a lot louder than a cheer.’ I’m not sure that that is the case in terms of volume, but it certainly is in terms of what registers in our hearts and minds. To be rejected, to be ‘booed’, is to be discarded, abandoned, shut out. Rejection strikes at our identity we are not good enough, we do not fit, we are not acceptable.
In Sunday’s passage from Mark 6, Jon Rouse will take us through the story of Jesus’ rejection in his home town of Nazareth. And this is the cruellest kind of rejection; not by those who are strangers, but by those who know us, are close to us, those who should love us.