Saturday 20 January 2018
Ss Fabian and Sebastian.
2 Samuel 1:1-4, 11-12, 17, 19, 23-27. Psalm 79(80):2-3, 5-7. Mark 3:20-21.
Let us see your face, Lord, and we shall be saved—Psalm 79(80):2-3, 5-7.
Even his family said, ‘He is out of his mind.’
After Jesus appointed the twelve he went home, but before long the crowds gathered again. His family were concerned, saying he had gone out of his mind. Earlier in the chapter we read that he healed a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath. The religious leaders were more concerned about protecting their tradition than helping a man with a disabling condition.
In spite of all that Jesus did and said, they hardened their hearts to his ministry, even to the extent of accusing him of being in league with Satan. In the end, they cooperated with the evil one. If we want to follow him in our daily life, let us remember that the most important thing is being with him. As he has said, ‘Without me, you can do nothing’ (John 15:5).