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Jesus in His Hometown

“Jesus in His Hometown”
A reflection on Matthew 13:54-56 (Mark 6:1-3)
Friday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

He came to his native place and taught the people in their synagogue. They were astonished and said, “Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds? Is he not the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother named Mary and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas? Are not his sisters all with us? Where did this man get all this?” And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and in his own house.” And he did not work many mighty deeds there because of their lack of faith.

Matthew 13:54-58

The Rejection at Nazareth

“The Rejection at Nazareth”
A reflection on Mark 6:1-6 (Matthew 13:54-58)
Sunday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time (Year B)
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

He departed from there and came to his native place, accompanied by his disciples. When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given him? What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands! Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house. ”So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there, apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.

Mark 6:1-6a