Reflection on Mark 6:1-6 ~
I am broken and weak in many ways, yet with prayer, faith, and trust, Jesus temporarily repairs my deficiencies as needed. I am especially aware of this when I am in a ministry situation. There is often a pause when I share one of these mini-miracles with someone for the first time. Their expression into a smile lets me know if their own faith believes that this is possible. It is a beautiful cycle as my faith is also strengthened because the belief in receiving unveils that the impossible becomes possible.
Mark 6 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2 On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4 Then Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house.” 5 And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. 6 And he was amazed at their unbelief.
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Mark 6:1-6.