Matthew 8:34

And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus. And when they saw Him, they begged Him to depart from their region.


Wow, real losers where these town folk. Maybe worse than the demons, for at least they recognized who Jesus was. Hopefully they realized the error of their decided rejection of Christ.

It’s interesting that even Jesus is rejected by many so why should we feel we need everyone’s approval when we are much less deserving?

It is also of note that in the Jewish society pigs were seen as dirty and Jews did not eat so these people were up to something no good and perhaps that is why they rejected Jesus?

Sometimes, not all times for sure, is rejection for our good. It’s a way of sorting.

Our daughter was once rejected by a couple neighborhood kids she wanted to play with. It hurt her but turned out best as one now identifies as boy and another has severe emotional issues. They wouldn’t have made good playmates.

With disernment, good friends, and time, we can understand when rejection is good and bad.

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