Beware of the familiar

Mark 6:1-6
He went away from there and came to his own country; and his disciples followed him. 
And on the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue; and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get all this? What is the wisdom given to him? What mighty works are wrought by his hands!
Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 
And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.”
And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands upon a few sick people and healed them. 
And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching. 

Beware of the familiar.

They assume they know all you have, are and will be. They actively sell a ceiling to you, when the sky has no cap.

The familiar hates growth. Growth is change. The familiar hates change.

Do not tarry in their presence.

You cannot flourish in their presence, hard as you try.

They have no faith in you. They only have faith in their biases.

They are “but people”. Beware of “but people”. They have a “but” for every statement. Always undercutting you.

Beware of the familiar.