There is a saying that tells us we really can’t go home again. Those who try sometimes say that it is no longer home, because so much has changed. Others say that there’s no one left who remembers who they are. Still others say if anyone remembers them from the old days, they are now treated like kids. Jesus had a similar problem, as we see in Mark 6:1-6. When he shared his teachings in his home synagogue, people questioned how he could do this, made references to his status as a laborer (a carpenter) and, perhaps by mentioning Mary, referenced questions surrounding his birth. They didn’t want to listen and they certainly didn’t have much trust or faith in him. So, no, you really can’t go home again, no matter how much success is found in other places. Shame, isn’t it?