2 Sm 24:2, 9-17; Ps 32; Mk 6:1-6

Saint John Bosco, priest

A prophet is not without honor except in his native place….
A therapist friend confessed that his son preferred to tell his troubles to a particular attendant at a nearby gas station. That’s a perfect example of how children welcome the wisdom of a stranger and ignore the very same advice from their parents. Likewise, often congregations hear better when a visiting preacher takes the pulpit. The Gospel text says, “He was amazed at their lack of faith.” There’s hope though. If we do as we say others should do, if we practice what we preach, it will be noticed, remembered and very possibly imitated.
Help us to be open to truth wherever we encounter it and be an expression of the truth for others, we pray.