July 4,2021 – 6th Sunday Pentecost
Gospel Mark 6:1-13 In this chapter, Jesus goes to Nazareth and faces rejection by his hometown. Jesus replies with a proverb, Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor. He then sends his Apostles in pairs to various cities in the region where they also face rejection. The twelve who he sends out are to take only their staffs, and if any town rejects them, they are to “… shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them”.