Monday, June 29, 2009

Gospel Passage for Sunday, July 5, 2009

This is my own translation of the lectionary gospel lesson for Sunday. Please make any comments concerning the passage you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God:

Mark 6:1-13 - And [Jesus] went out from there and went into his home town, and his disciples followed him. And when the Sabbath arrived, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard were amazed, saying, "From where does he get this, and what is the wisdom that was given to this person so that acts of power such as these with his hands he’s able to do? He’s the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, isn’t he? And his sisters are here with us, aren’t they?" And they stumbled because of him. And Jesus said to them, "Prophets aren’t without honor, except in their home towns and with their relatives and in their homes." And he wasn’t able there to do acts of power, except laying hands on a few sick people and healing them. And he marveled at their lack of trust.
And he went among the surrounding villages teaching. And he called to himself the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and he gave to them authority over unclean spirits. And he charged them so that they might take nothing on the road except one staff, no bread, no bag for money, no money in their belts, but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics. And he said to them, "Whenever you go into a house, there remain until you go out from there. And whatever place might not receive you nor listen to you, go out from there and shake off the dust from under your feet as a witness against them." And they went out and proclaimed so that people might repent. And many demons they cast out, and they anointed with oil many who were sick, and they were healed.


  1. I didn't know Jesus' hometown was here in the Valley!

  2. I didn't either. It's interesting that Mark doesn't even identify the town. I also find it interesting that his homies are so sure they know him, they completely miss who he is.