He was amazed at their lack of faith. – Mark 6:6 (Mark 6:1-6)
Tha Son went home, but them in his family resented him. At first ya might think this odd, but fact be, a good many be envious and jealous when them in thar family make a name fer them self. Envy and jealousy be tha character of Satan and one reason he got tha boot from heaven — he wanted Skipper’s glory fer him self.
“What’s this wisdom that has been given to him,” his family asked. “He’s but a man, a carpenter, our brother.”
Tha Son replied ter his family and childhood friends, “Only in his hometown among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.”
Samuel Clemens once remarked:
“A genius is not very likely to ever discover himself; neither is he very likely to be discovered by his intimates (close friends); in fact I think I may put it in stronger words and say it is impossible that a genius—at least a literary genius—can ever be discovered by his intimates.
“They are so close to him that he is out of focus to them and they can’t get at his proportions; they cannot perceive that there is any considerable difference between his bulk and their own. They can’t get a perspective on him and it is only by a perspective that the difference between him and the rest of their limited circle can be perceived.” – The Autobiography of Mark Twain
This be tha difficulty fer tha Son’s earthly family and boyhood friends. They thought they knowed him, but we kin only get a perspective of tha Son and his father when we step back a good ways. Only then doth we see a sliver of thar true glory — fer that be all we kin handle.
“He was amazed at their lack of faith and could not do any miracles there.”
Doubts and fear look at tha past and present problems.
Faith looks at tha possibilities found in Skipper’s promises.
If ya wish ter be honored ya ‘ill most likely need ter sail ter another shore and do Skip’s work among strangers. ‘Course in doing so ya ‘ill miss out on being with yer family and family keeps us from getting tha big head.
Seek honor a ways off.
Be humble in yer home.
And in all cases do Skipper’s work without expecting anything other than Skip saying some day in tha future, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:21)