Wild Lectionary: Wild and Unpredictable Incarnate Word

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Proper 9 (14) B
7th Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 6:1-3

By Holly Rockwell

 Jesus left that place and went to his hometown . . . he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded.   They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joseph and Judas and Simon. Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.

“Where did this man get all this?”

The townspeople hear and comment on Jesus’ wisdom, note his healing power, and are “astounded.” And still they are blinded by what they think they already know. Continue reading