Through this passage Pastor Markus shows us that we are no different than the 12 Jesus called and that we have the same abilities and qualifications or lack there of, to share the message with a world desperate for Jesus' healing touch.
As Jesus begins his ministry we see his authority over the physical, spiritual and eternal realms. In this example we are called to reflect the Kingdom by caring for those around us and preaching the gospel.
As Jesus begins His ministry by proclaiming himself as Messiah to the synagogue in Nazareth, they reject them because of their self-righteousness. We are challenged to look at ourselves to see if our own self-righteousness is keeping us from accepting Jesus for who He is.