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The Wisdom of Jesus

Couple on a Walk,
Painting by Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894),
Painted in 1881,
Oil on canvas
© Museum Barberini, Potsdam, Germany

30 Jun 2024

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Wisdom of Jesus

The wisdom of Jesus came from heaven and earth. He had a calm way of seeing the meaning in things and events. This was born of earth and of his divine origin in heaven. People couldn't accept the ordinariness of Jesus - that he grew up in a normal family which was named and well-known in Nazareth.

People even take offense at the orinariness of Jesus in the Gospel (Mk 6:1-6):

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 Joses 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.

Mk 6:1-6

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