The rejection of Jesus is the Messiah whose life, death, and resurrection are God's saving act for humanity More even in his home town of Nazareth confirms that not all will join the disciples in hearing and understanding the mission and message of Jesus. Even those who know him best will take offense at him and thwart the coming of the kingdom through their unbelief.
Jesus’ A parable is a brief story with a setting, an action, and a result. A prominent aspect of Jesus' teaching was telling parables to illustrate something about the kingdom, or reign, of God. More teaching has been a call to faith in Jesus and to the message of the kingdom. Once again, precisely when Jesus has concluded his teaching of the kingdom, A tax collector who became one of Jesus' 12 disciples More poignantly reminds his readers that not all will welcome Jesus’ teaching, and that they should thus not be so surprised if that is the situation in which they live. Just as John’s question, coming at the end of the major section on Jesus’ ministry and mission, has called for Jesus’ remarks about “blessing” and offense” (11:6), so here this parable discourse ends with a reminder of the Blessing is the asking for or the giving of God's favor. Isaac was tricked into blessing Jacob instead of his firstborn Esau. At the Last Supper Jesus offered a blessing over bread and wine. To be blessed is to be favored by God. More represented in the response of the disciples (13:51-52) and the “offense” taken by Jesus’ own people (13:57).