Wherever you go, there’s always that place. The butt of the jokes. The place that, fairly or unfairly, is consistently reviled.
In Chapter 1 of John’s Gospel, Jesus is putting together His team. About a dozen should do.
On His way back to Galilee, He comes across this bloke named Phil and says “Yo Phil! Come and follow me.” Phil thinks this is a great idea, and so he does. But not before he has a chat with his good friend Nate.
“Nate!” he says. “I think we’ve found the guy that Moses and all the prophets were talking about: Jesus of Nazareth, Joey’s boy.”
“Nazareth!” Nate exclaims. “Can anything good come from there?”
Phil responds “Come and see for yourself.”
And so he does.