Luke tells us the story of Jesus going back to his own home village to preach in the synagogue. Jesus takes the scroll down and begins to read. He chooses the quote from Isaiah about the Spirit being upon him and the bringing of good news to the poor.
In this gospel today, we do not reach the part where the crowd turns against Jesus. So far it is looking good for him; he is telling the crowd what it wants to hear.
That's the way we are with Jesus. When he is telling us nice things about the love of God and how special we all are we love it. When the tone changes to one of asking what are you going to do to live this life and what effort are you prepared to make then we change, and if the requests become too great we become angry.
When emotions take over our actions, we need to stop and ask ourselves what is the source of our emotion. We will usually find greed, self-interests or pride at the root.
Remember, we have an Advocate ready to help us. Pray that the Holy Spirit will open our eyes to listen, hear and act upon the wisdom of Jesus and that our lives not be ruled by our emotions; love is not a feeling but a decision.