Daily Word Of God
Jesus went to his home town, and his disciples accompanied him. With the coming of the Sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue, and most of them were astonished when they heard him. They said, ‘Where did the man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been granted him, and these miracles that are worked through. This is the carpenter, surely, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joset and Jude and Simon? His sisters, too, are they not here with us?’ And they would not accept him.
And Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is despised only in his own country, among his own relations and in his own house’; and he could work no miracle there, except that he cured a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- The people from Jesus’ home town were astonished at the wisdom of Jesus. They were too prejudiced to accept the Truth of the teachings they heard. They could not believe that the Messiah could come from a carpenter’s family that they knew.
- We Christians of today’s world are not too different. We are “blind” to God’s miracles that happen daily in our lives and “deaf” to the Gospel that we hear proclaimed in all the Eucharists that we participate in.
- Let us pray for the grace to be able to perceive the Truth of Jesus and be receptive to the Spirit’s promptings within us daily in our faith’s journey.