Today’s Thoughts: We hear in the Gospel (Mark 6: 1-6) about a town that doesn’t seem to have faith which perhaps gives us a little food for thought.
The people in Nazareth, Jesus' home town are so closed minded, so sure they know Jesus that they have very little faith. Their faith is so weak that the wonderful things Jesus does everywhere else could not happen in their town. They have put Jesus into a box, and they are not open to the unpredictable answers, the unexplainable surprises and the unrelenting love that Jesus brings!
Our Gospel reminds us that faith is profoundly important but is not easy, that it takes work. We cannot always depend on what we know or see. History is helpful but at times can get in the way. We need to be open to the possibilities of something new. We need to keep working at our faith. We need to not give up hope because we never know when the grace of God will be in our midst and we do not want to miss it!
So today let us live out our faith, let us not fear, because God's kindness is everlasting and God's grace in always right around the corner!
Have a great Wednesday everyone.
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run"
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