Read Matthew 13 today.

Matthew 13:53-58 NLT[53] When Jesus had finished telling these stories and illustrations, he left that part of the country. [54] He returned to Nazareth, his hometown. When he taught there in the synagogue, everyone was amazed and said, “Where does he get this wisdom and the power to do miracles?” [55] Then they scoffed, “He’s just the carpenter’s son, and we know Mary, his mother, and his brothers-James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas. [56] All his sisters live right here among us. Where did he learn all these things?” [57] And they were deeply offended and refused to believe in him. Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his own family.” [58] And so he did only a few miracles there because of their unbelief.
This chapter concludes with the story of Jesus’ journey to His hometown of Nazareth. The people recognized His wisdom and His power to do miracles, yet they did not honor Him because they had known Him as a child. Perhaps they were too familiar with Him to see Him on that day. Perhaps they felt they already knew Him.
Reading this chapter today has been an interesting experience for me. I have read, and studied, these parables many times. Before reading the second sentence, I can recite the third. Without even realizing it, I can read through the whole chapter without actually reading it, without letting it sink in, without actually listening to the words of Jesus. Perhaps I am letting my familiarity with the stories get in the way of hearing the stories. Might the same be true for you?
I invite you to read it again. Slowly. Every word and every phrase. Perhaps out loud. And listen.