In our gospel today Mark 3:20-21, Jesus came down from the mountain, returning to Peter’s house in Capernaum. The news of his healings had spread, and the crowds gathered in so great a number, that they couldn’t even eat.
When his relatives heard of Jesus being mobbed, they come to rescue him, thinking he had lost his mind.
They do not view his healings and exorcisms as God working through him, but instead say he is mentally unstable, putting his life at risk, and wanted to take him away to protect him from himself.
How are we like these relatives our Gospel speaks about today? Do we look at people who put their lives at risk helping others as unstable, or do we see God working through them?
How do we see law enforcement, first responders, medical professionals, educators, care providers, and so many others that are putting their lives at risk to help others, especially during this pandemic?
Do we see them as reckless, or do we see them as agents of God, following Jesus’ example of serving others, regardless of the personal risk?
I know many that are grateful that they are like Jesus!
De Colores, Deacon Kevin
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Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
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