Here are the red letters for today.
When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there. Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked. “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
I know all you married people out there have a story to relate to Jesus’ words. Or maybe in your job you are a supervisor over many people or maybe you are considered an authority in your field of expertise. But, when you go home at night your family just sees you at that person who has troubles changing a light bulb. You just don’t seem to get any respect on the home front. Even President-Elect Obama, to his family, is probably that guy who forgets to pick up his socks when he goes to bed. We just can’t get any r-e-s-p-e-c-t. You would think the son of God would be an exception but these versus tell us otherwise. It is funny that after 2,000 years while some things are very different, some things just haven’t changed that much.