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Matthew 13:57-58 Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor except in their own country and in their own house.” And he did not do many deeds of power there, because of their unbelief.
There was a lesson indeed. The tried-and-true recipe was in front of me, but like the unbelievers in Jesus’ hometown, I could have said, “How on earth will this commonplace mixture ever become a nourishing loaf of bread?” Jesus’ words are like the yeast in that bread, giving life to whoever hears them.
Today the Church remembers Saint James of Jerusalem, Brother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and Martyr, C. 62.