The Rejection at Nazareth

Last Updated on January 31, 2023 by GMC

“The Rejection at Nazareth”
A reflection on Mark 6:1-6 (Matthew 13:54-58)
Sunday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time (Year B)
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

He departed from there and came to his native place, accompanied by his disciples. When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given him? What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands! Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house. ”So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there, apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.

Mark 6:1-6a

One Reply to “The Rejection at Nazareth”

  1. “The dream of my life is to lie down by a slow river and stare at the light in the trees–to learn something by being nothing.” Mary Oliver

    Thank you for your inspiring reflection today, GMC.

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