A Prophet in His Hometown

09 Jun

GregOlsonWhat do you mean, you’re going to tell me a short story? I can stretch out a story for a long time. There’s no such thing as a short Bible story for me.

I’m going to ask lots of questions, so don’t think I’m not listening when you tell me the story.


Jesus went to his hometown of Nazareth and his disciples went with him.


Was Jesus going to a big family reunion?

Of course I’m listening. I told you I was going to ask lots of questions.


When the Sabbath came…


What’s the Sabbath? I’ll listen if you tell me.


The Sabbath is a day to rest and to worship God. So when the Sabbath came Jesus began to teach in the synagogue and many who heard Him were amazed.


I would be amazed if I heard Jesus too.

What do you mean, that’s not a question?


The people couldn’t figure out how Jesus got such wisdom and could even perform miracles. After all, they knew Him when he was growing up.

The people said, “Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon? Aren’t His sister’s here with us?” And…


It sounds like Jesus was having a big family reunion. He had a big family.

I shouldn’t always have to ask a question. I asked one last time.


the people of Nazareth took offense at Jesus.


That wasn’t very nice of them.

I am too listening.


Jesus said to the people, “Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.”


That’s why I don’t get any respect around here.

Do you know what those cats did?


Jesus couldn’t do any miracles in Nazareth, except lay hands on a few sick people and heal them, because of their lack of faith.


So you mean that even Jesus can’t do miracles if the people don’t have faith?

I have faith. I have faith that Jesus can make some fish appear for me.

Wait, you mean that’s the end of the story?

Can I ask another question?


Posted by on June 9, 2013 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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10 responses to “A Prophet in His Hometown

  1. marina kanavaki

    June 9, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Ah, Bongo! I know you have faith!!!
    “Prophet without honor in his own house”, you? No way …

    • Bongo

      June 10, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      Marina, sometimes I wonder. I never seem to get any respect around here – especially now with two cats.

  2. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    June 9, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Oh Bongo another great bible story 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 10, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      Thanks Misty Shores.

  3. eripanwkevin

    June 10, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Oh….people in Nazareth are not nice to Jesus…they should have been proud of Jesus whose hometown was there….why they didn’t…they should have had faith…
    Oh Yes Bongo, you have faith to Jesus, so I’m sure he’ll give you lote of treats! 🙂

    • Bongo

      June 10, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      Kevin, I sure hope Jesus gives me lots of treats. But you’re right, those people in Nazareth weren’t very nice to Jesus. One time they even tried to throw him off a cliff, but he walked right through the crowd and left.

  4. colliesofthemeadow

    June 11, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Bongo, I know how you and Jesus feel!!! I get no respect and honor here either…

    • Bongo

      June 11, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      Ginger, when we have world domination everyone will have no choice but to respect us.

  5. angelswhisper2011

    June 11, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Bongo, I love how you make the connection between the people from Nazareth and cats.. I think I don’t have to guess what your last question would be… MOL 😀

    • Bongo

      June 16, 2013 at 1:37 pm

      Little Binky, I don’t count you in with those cats that are like the people from Nazareth. You give me lots of respect.


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