Jesus said to them, “Prophets are respected everywhere except in their own hometown and by their relatives and their family.”
St. Thomas Aquinas wrote that “Familiarity breeds contempt.” and perhaps this is the reason why when the Word of God is preached by someone we know too well, our tendency is to doubt and or reject God’s messenger. But God uses different ways to reach our very souls, including the most unlikely medium: a relative or a dear friend, whose not so holy ways are known to us. When this happens, just remember, it is the song and not the singer that matter.
” Walis mang marumi ay nakakalinis din.”