“He was amazed at their lack of faith.” This final statement of Mark in today's gospel might very well get our attention. Jesus isn't having a bad hair day; no He wasn't able “to perform any mighty deed there (in His home town), apart from curing a few sick people by laying hands on them.” Jesus was not accepted among His own (remember “He came unto His own and His own received Him not”). I wonder sometimes, quite often in fact, why we don't see more of these “mighty deeds” done in our parishes. Some say we don't need the signs and wonders anymore. I could not disagree more! Is it because we don't have that faith that moves mountains? Do we come with “expectant faith”? Do we really believe that Jesus is the same yesterday and today? And His power (the Holy Spirit) is the same? Like the psalmist today, let's get our eyes fixed on the Lord that means, to rivet them on Jesus. This is a grace available to us today. Let’s accept it and see what the Lord will do! Blessings of joy, Fr. Dan