Sometimes we cannot see past our own prejudice. It is our nature to make assumptions and judgments about the people and things in our lives. We never really mean any harm, but it is simply easier to vie the world from our preconceived notions, than to take time to really familiarize ourselves with those we “know” or think we know. Jesus had already changed the world where he walked. He was showing them the true nature of God and the father’s intimate love for us—his chosen ones. But then he went to his home. Here he was received as a hometown hero, then treated as a fraud or nut. They could not get past their perception of the hometown boy to see The true picture of God.
In that situation, Jesus was unable to free those closest to him, what a frustration. In our lives, we also see that the power of God in our lives is least noticed by the ones we consider most important. We neither see or can be seen by our closest friends and family objectively. It is critical that we love, pray for and support those nearest to us so that they feel the faith Jesus did not. We need to listen and withhold judgement until we truly see how God affects those we know and love—Lord help me to support my hometown prophets.
God Bless You
Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. 2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed.
“Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is performing? 3 Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph,[a] Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.
4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” 5 He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6 He was amazed at their lack of faith.