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'A spring flower in the desert.' Sunday Reflections, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Keiko Shemura, First Communion Day, Dec. 1971, she died April 1972, aged 14 GospelMark 6:1-6 (New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition)
Jesus left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him.On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands!Is not this the carpenter, the son of Maryand brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offenseat him.Then Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house.”And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them.And he was amazed at their unbelief.

Both the New American Bible and the Jerusalem Bible lectionaries read, He was amazed at their lack of faith. Jesu…