July 6th, 2003
14th Sunday of Ordinary Time
"Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary?"
But they were waiting for a different Messiah, the one without a father or a mother, without a place of birth, the untouchable, the heavenly one. They were waiting for the one who would lead the Israeli nation out of bondage, who would build the God's nation, with land flowing with milk and honey, raised above all nations all the way up to heaven.
Yet they knew this one. They knew His Mother, His brothers and sisters. They knew who He was. There was nothing mysterious in His life, nothing supernatural. He did not perform any sign from heaven. And the fact that He healed? Well, there are various healers. Besides, who knows what it was really like? And He did not proclaim anything extraordinary, except the truth about God-Love, which is suspicious to begin with.
Don't we also think of Jesus in a similar way, like those Israelites?
translation: Monika Darron