He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! 3Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4Then Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house.” 5And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them. 6And he was amazed at their unbelief. Then he went about among the villages teaching. (Mark 6:1-6, NRSV)
Have you ever gone back to where you grew up and people were like, “whoa, who is this?” This isn’t the person we knew.
People have a hard time when we change and they don’t see it. We don’t believe our eyes and think we know better. We sometimes don’t want to believe something that is different than we knew because we think that makes our past a lie.
But new information means things can change. But through it all Jesus will never change.