( Also found in Matthew 13:53-58 )
A Prophet Without Honor1Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. 2When 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, that he even does miracles! 3Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him.
4Jesus said to them, "Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor." 5He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6And he was amazed at their lack of faith.
Reflection: This is perhaps an account of Jesus not affecting a miracle. How does one reflect upon this...the time when Jesus could not affect any miracles.? Perhaps the people there were too accustomed to Jesus the person...and not allowing themselves to see Jesus...Son of God! Miracles happen every day if we look for them...but never occur to those who don't seek them. Think about it.