Jesus warned that a prophet is never welcome in his hometown. Even his mother and brothers treated him like he was crazy at times.
But, this was not a rule that a prophet must conform to. It was a warning to the hometown and family.
We have a natural tendency to think less of people in our close circles. Think about the logic of that…
“No one close to me could ever be brilliant. So, anyone I know who talks big—I’ll put him in his place.”
Don’t do that. Strange as it sounds: Heed good ideas, even from friends.