Rejection can be a very painful experience

“A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home…” Mk 6:1-6

Rejection, especially by our own relatives and town mates, can be a very painful experience.The people of Nazareth took offense at Jesus and refused to listen to what he had to say. They despised his preaching because he was a mere workman, a carpenter, and a layman who had no formal training by a scholar or teacher.

They also despised him because of his undistinguished family background. How familiarity can breed contempt. Jesus could do no mighty works in their midst because they were closed-minded and unbelieving towards him.

If people have come together to hate and to refuse to understand, then they will see no other point of view than their own and they will refuse to love and accept others.

How do you treat those who seem disagreeable to you?

The Gospel of salvation is "good news" for everyone who will receive it.

"Lord Jesus, you are the fulfillment of all our hopes and desires. Your Spirit brings grace, truth, freedom, and abundant life. Set my heart on fire with your love and truth."