About those deeds of power…
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For 3 February 2021, Wednesday of week 4 in Ordinary Time, based on Mark 6:1-6
Jesus left that place and came to his home town, and his disciples followed him. On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, â€˜Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?â€™ And they took offence at him. Then Jesus said to them, â€˜Prophets are not without honour, except in their home town, and among their own kin, and in their own house.â€™ And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. And he was amazed at 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.
04 February 2021 @ 9:46 am
Loved how Deb turned the focus from the individuals who lacked faith in Jesus’ hometown to the few who held their faith in spite of their neighbors. Mustard seed? Who knows how many of Jesus’ hometown skeptics found the same faith of the few who were healed.
Bravo Deb, G