v 57. And they were deeply offended and refused to believe in him.
Even the residents of Nazareth, His home town, became sceptical of His ministry. Perhaps they saw Him as ‘the little boy down the road’, who used to work in the carpenter’s shop. How could he do anything important? How could a nobody become a somebody? This was a case of ‘Familiarity breeds contempt.’ (Perhaps these days, familiarity with the ever-present ‘Church’ in our society has a similar effect. What do you think?))
Never underestimate the power of this ‘nobody’ – His teaching has gone on to change individuals and nations.