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13:57 offended in him. Even though His fellow townsmen were astonished at His wisdom and His miracles (Matthew 13:54), they refused to believe that He was anything more than “the carpenter’s son” (Matthew 13:55). Jesus noted sadly that this was a common trait of human nature for a person to be rejected in his homeland, and it has, indeed, been confirmed in the experience of many other great men, especially among Christians. Familiarity seems somehow to breed contempt, even in the case of Christ Himself.

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