"'I tell you the truth,' he continued, 'no prophet is accepted in his home town'
Just after Jesus spoke like this to his home folks, they proved his words true. They were furious with him. This is even more startling because just before, 'all spoke well of him.' The implication is that if Jesus was not from Nazareth, his people would have been less offended. We all find it easier to deal with prophets if they come from somewhere else. A prophet is a person who calls attention to what God expects. We feel gratified when prophets do that work among other people. It is particularly galling when one of our own pricks our conscience.