And he said unto them,
I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.
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George Leo Haydock
From the apparent good dispositions of these people, we might be induced to think, that if Christ had yielded to their solicitations, and remained with them, he could have drawn all to himself; yet he did not choose to do this, but has left us an example worthy of our imitation, in seeking out the perishing and strayed sheep; for by the salvation of one soul, our many sins will be remitted. (St. Chrysostom, in cat. Græc. Pat. hom. in Matt.)