For 1 August 2014, Friday of 17th week, based on Matthew 13:54-58
He came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, â€œWhere did this man get this wisdom and these deeds of power? Is not this the carpenterâ€™s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?â€ And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, â€œProphets are not without honor except in their own country and in their own house.â€ And he did not do many deeds of power there, because of their unbelief.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.