Sermon: 6 B Pentacost (Proper 9) 8 July 2012

2 Sam 5:1-5,9-10; Ps 48; 2 Cor 12:2-10; MARK 6:1-13
This is our God forever and ever; God shall be our guide for evermore. AMEN.
“Prophets are not without honor, except in their home town, and among their own kin, and in their own house.” Prophets receive great honor everywhere but their hometown, families and friends. Jesus makes this dreary, often true, remark when he goes home briefly. He could only do “some healings,” with the implication, that if you’re very sick, you’re willing even to let the hometown boy try to heal you, because you haven’t much to lose; for weighty matters, a stranger would know more than you know, more than what your neighbors or teachers, friends, officials, and other homefolk know. If you’re having a problem, if you could have, someone of the homefolks would (or should) have solved it, and they didn’t—so what good are your own resources?

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