January 7

“Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching” (Mk 6:5-6).

Faith is to be a co-worker with grace (Rom 5:2); if missing, grace can “do no mighty work.” Faith grasps the Infinite. And when hearers have no faith? Give out the Word, faith’s initiator (10:17).