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Matthew 13:58 And he did not do many deeds of power there, because of their unbelief.
Believing in Jesus involves recognizing our weaknesses and limitations. We cannot achieve our highest hopes and most tender desires all on our own. We yearn for a peace that seems to escape our merely human grasp. We burn for a justice that remains incomplete. We stretch toward a heartfelt compassion for people who unsettle us or put us off.
These highest hopes and most tender desires are actually God’s dream. Jesus invites us to participate in his holy mission of bringing reconciliation and healing to the whole world. He never expects us to do this beautiful, powerful work on our own.
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