Shake off the Dust Pentecost 6, Mark 6:1-13 The locals doubted Jesus could be wise: he grew to manhood right before their eyes, a carpenter whose kin they thought they knew. His gift was hampered, though he healed a few. Belief, it seems, enables Spirit power, and sceptics flourish in this day and hour, pursuing facts and leaving wisdom out. The chance to heal is undermined by doubt. So those of us who teach the ways of soul in hopes the world might turn and be made whole are stripped of what sustains us on the road, while lack of welcome multiplies our load. We see so many signs of lack of trust, it’s hard to leave behind the clogging dust.