Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus’ hometown people cannot imagine that the extraordinary glory of God is coming to them in an ordinary citizen of their town. They cannot see God at work among them in this ordinary Middle-Eastern peasant.
Knowing Jesus as they do, they think they know all there is to know. In this view, they set limits on His capabilities, and when He steps outside their expectations, they are ill disposed to accept Him.
They feel that carpenters should not become charismatic preachers. We also often manifest this fault. We set narrow limits on the people we know well. When they show talent, we despise it for we feel diminished by comparison. How can we think about adjusting this process?