Word of the day: 26/11/08 – Mt 13: 54-58
Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. "Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?" they asked. "Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother's name Mary, and aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Aren't all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?" And they took offense at him.
But Jesus said to them, "Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honor."
And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
His fellow townsperson seem to be dismayed in front of the deeds and the stile of Jesus. They have known Him since he was a child, they know well his father and his mother and they don’t expect from Him anything new, and least of all extraordinary. Not only they are not able to understand his vocation-mission, but they also try to discredit Him in front of the others.
Riflection: How many times do we label or do we discredit people, simply because they don't re-enter in our parameters, in our ideas without at least trying to catch the abilities and the personal wealths of it?