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Liturgical day: Wednesday 4th in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mk 6,1-6): Jesus re­turned to his own coun­try (...). He began teaching in the synagogue, and most of those who heard him were as­tonished. They commen­ted, «How did this come to him? What kind of wisdom has been given to him that he also performs such miracles? Jesus re­turned to his own coun­try, and his dis­ciples followed him. When the Sabbath came, He began teaching in the synagogue, and most of those who heard him were as­tonished. They commen­ted, «How did this come to him? What kind of wisdom has been given to him that he also performs such miracles? Who is he but the carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James and Joseph and Judas and Simon? His sisters, too, are they not here among us?». So they took offense at him. And Jesus said to them, «Prophets are despised only in their own country, among their relatives and in their own family». And he could work no miracles there, but only healed a few sick people by laying his hands on them. Jesus himself was astounded at their unbelief. Jesus then went around the villages teaching.

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today Galilea’s villagers acknowledge Jesus but, they don’t –really- know Him… they do not really accept that he can be the Messiah. So many years living close to Him and… Even when nobody had told them that Jesus -born of Mary- was come from Heaven, they could perhaps have suspected it from the signs he did in front of them!

_Without Faith it is not possible to really recognise Jesus. Without Faith we cannot even see the miracles!