“A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and in his own house.” The prophetic word of both Jeremiah and Jesus was rejected. The people realized that if they heeded that word, if they listened to what the prophet was telling them of what God required, they would have to change. The word would cost them. They resisted the cost; they didn’t want to change. Of course that is not just the Biblical story but current events as well. Think of Pope Francis calling us to take better care of “our common home,” planet earth, in his Encyclical Laudato Si. We don’t heed his prophetic message either because it makes demands that we give up our consuming ways for the common good.