Tuesday 23 January 2024

About Today Readings

2 Samuel 6:12–15, 17–19. Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord! – Psalm 23(24):7–10. Mark 3:31–35.

Who are my mother and my brothers?

Justin: You were really very rude, Jesus. Pretending you didn’t hear your family calling out to you and ignoring them just isn’t on. And then denying they were your family! Imagine how they felt! After all your mother had done for you!

Jesus: Well, families can be very possessive, Justin, especially if you become a public figure. And my family is important to me. But God’s call to us is even more important. And that sometimes demands saying no to the demands of family. Mary understands that. Is your family everything to you, Justin?

Justin: No, not everything, Jesus, but I don’t go out of my way to insult them. Couldn’t you have been more diplomatic?

Jesus: God doesn’t always do diplomacy, Justin. Anyway, I was talking to the people and not my family. They needed to know God asks for our undivided heart. Is your heart undivided?


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