Jesus tells his hometown audience in the synagogue at Nazareth: "Amen I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place."
Why are we so slow to recognize the differents gifts of others when they are the persons nearest to us? How do I learn to see and affirm the gifts of others in my community, the gifts of my co-workers, friends and family? I think of how good I feel when someone sees something good in me and tells me so. I pray that I may see and affirm the good in others. We may not all be called to be prophets, but God has given each of us gifts to use in his service. May I see the many gifts of each I contact today, Lord, and may I thank you for all these gifts you continue to give us!