Jesus in His Hometown

“Jesus in His Hometown”
A reflection on Matthew 13:54-56 (Mark 6:1-3)
Friday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

He came to his native place and taught the people in their synagogue. They were astonished and said, “Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds? Is he not the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother named Mary and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas? Are not his sisters all with us? Where did this man get all this?” And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and in his own house.” And he did not work many mighty deeds there because of their lack of faith.

Matthew 13:54-58

2 Replies to “Jesus in His Hometown”

  1. Dear GMC, what a beautiful reflection that still rings true among the saints of God. It’s been said about blessed Solanus Casey at his death: “The public outpouring of grief and gratitude genuinely surprised some of the friars. They had not realized how many people Solanus had touched and what a profoundly holy and venerable figure they had had in their midst.” Happy feast day blessed Solanus Casey!

    1. Happy Feast Day, Blessed Solanus Casey! I’ve been to the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit. Truly a beloved saint!

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