The truth is the truth, regardless of who speaks it, where it comes from, and when it's given. It's too bad the people of Nazareth didn't understand this important fact when Jesus announced the beginning of his earthly ministry. Jesus was poised to do great works in his hometown, but the people's preconceived notions about Who Jesus was, based on their familiarity with Him as a child, prevented them from receiving the blessing He had for them. Isn't it the same with us at times? What stands in the way, either internally or externally, of our hearing and acting on the truth we hear?