After the people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus did, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself (John 6:14-15 NI).
Jesus was born to be King. Why did he not take the opportunity of being crowned by those, who had admired His profile? In this world, people get excited about opportunities coming their way, unlike Jesus who could not accept the opportunistic privilege. There is a thing called “Opportunity,” in this world, which every ordinary person wants to take advantage of.
Jesus was born of a woman, like any of us in this world. The only difference between us and Jesus is that Jesus had the privilege of superior knowledge. He knew the purpose of His existence on earth. He did not think of anything else, except to fulfil His mission. There is no human being born without a purpose on earth.
There are three reasons that cause people to fail to accomplish their respective missions. The first one is ignorance. A person is born in this world without knowing the purpose of his/her existence. The person is born by parents, existing within the condition of their own ignorance. The environment is allowed to take control so that opportunities or lack of opportunities determine the person’s fate.
The second reason concerns the invalidation, coming from parents or peers. Parenthood always takes the position of dictatorship to control children. The parents would always express their dominance, even though the child displays capabilities, superior to them or the environment. If born in rural areas, the child would be expected to pursue subsistence farming, as applicable to everyone in the environment.
Jesus was also challenged by people who invalidated Him, causing Him to stop ministering in their surroundings. The mostly despised people are those coming from poor families. It is always the environment that seeks to determine what role the person ought to play in society.
Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked. “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” And they took offence at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honour except in his own town and in his own home.” And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith (Matthew 13:54-58 NIV).
Affected by the problem of invalidation, by those of His community, Jesus had to go elsewhere. Rather than get support from them, those relatives took offence, as to disapprove of His teachings. Jesus could have succumbed, suspending His ministry if He was ordinary. One could, actually, be reduced to a laughing stock when displaying such superiorly peculiar knowledge.
In Zimbabwe, geniuses are unfairly disallowed to excises or exhibit their talents, as long as those talents potentially displace those in authority. A good example is that of Daniel Chingoma, having manufactured a helicopter in early 2003, using scrap metal. He could not be allowed to fly that helicopter in Zimbabwe. Let alone be assisted to sharpen his skills.