“They said, ‘Where did this man get all this?
What kind of wisdom has been given him?
What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands!
Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary,
and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon?
And are not his sisters here with us?’
And they took offense at him.”
Notice—these questions reflect how Jesus stunned the people?
Have you ever gotten upset with someone because he/she
as the messenger
simply told you the truth?
Recall that incident and look for the wisdom revealed.
Heritage word—“Today, we do not bring others to Christ as on the first Pentecost by speaking in foreign tongues but rather by witnessing to values foreign to our world.”
(Sister Mary Kristin, 10th Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)