Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Today's Gospel--2/6

"Jesus 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 Joseph 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 6:1-6

How often I hear my friends, sisters, and classmates praying for conversion among their families, I too constantly pray for deeper conversion especially for my brother. So often we feel as though we live a faithful life and are able to help everyone but our family deepen their faith. This Gospel is just that, a prophet is with honor everywhere except among his family and because of that is unable to perform mighty deeds among them. I pray this day that you have perseverance despite what seems like an unchangeable bleak situation in your family. Continue to live the life of faith.

Live joy.

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