Jesus 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. (Mat 13:54-58)
Those who were closest to Jesus had the least faith. Sometimes we can be so used to the things of faith that we don’t see our lack of faith. Matthew tells us, “He did not work mighty deeds there because of their lack of…
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