Jesus said

In today's Gospel reading, Jesus says:
"A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house."
How very, very true. And if it was true of Jesus, then how much truer is it of the prohpets of our own day? How true is it of us?

The problem seems to be two fold. A) we put people in our little boxes. Jesus was the carpenter's son. They knew Jesus. What could he have to tell them. and B) we hear what we want to hear, and we don't like to hear the truth sometimes.

Who are the "prophets" in our own lives that we ignore? Is there someone that you have short-changed, dismissed or put in a box?

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.

1 comment:

Eliza said...

It is also that we pshaw things that don't have age to them. Jesus was giving a message and the answer was 'but we haven't ever done it that way before'. How many times do we say that in a day?