Then, coming to his hometown ( Mark 6:1), Jesus is called the carpenter's son.1 This is to be taken in a mystical sense. The carpenter is the one who made the dawn and the sun.2 This refers to the church in its early and later stages. The healing of girl and woman is a figure of these stages.
It continues: A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown ( Mark 6:4).
The twelve apostles are then sent out (cf. Mark 6:7). And they were given instructions about how to teach, so that word and deed would accompany each other, and so that visible acts of power would shine forth, along with the in-____________________