The Pigeonhole Principle

pigeonholePeople like to pigeonhole you. It’s easier.”
— Viggo Mortensen

When he returned to his own city, Jesus began teaching in their synagogue, and the people were astonished.

Where did this man get his wisdom, and how does he perform these mighty works?” they wondered. “Isn’t he the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother called Mary, and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas? And don’t his sisters all live here? Where did he get all these gifts?”

They were offended by him.

A prophet is not without honour, save in his own city, and in his own house,” said Jesus.

He did not do many works there because of their unbelief.

It’s amazing how people let their expectations of you limit what they will allow you to do for them. The difference between working for people who are open to letting you take on real challenges and working for someone who thinks they know what you can do and creates a rigid job for you is the difference between being a carpenter’s son and being a prophet.


About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.
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