Under the care of the Discalced Carmelite Friars
Matthew places a summary statement of Jesus’ message at the beginning of his public career (Mt 4:12-17). This is part of today’s Gospel (Mt 4:12-23). Matthew begins by outlining the geography of Jesus’ movements in Galilee. Matthew shows how Jesus’ move from Nazareth to Capernaum by the lakeside fulfil a prophecy from Isaiah (Is 8:23-9:3). Galilee was long considered a place of murky darkness where Jewish people lived there among people of other faiths. Isaiah tells them it will be a region of light when God moves to set them free. Read More….