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Mark 3:20-21

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Then Jesus went home; and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, "He has gone out of his mind."

Mark 3:20-21
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    • Jesus let go everything in becoming human. No one in his village or family really knew him for what he was. He ignored the hope of his disciples that he would be a king. He emptied himself on the Cross. What do I need to be emptied of in order to be fully available to God?
    • Word made flesh; you call us to break free from stifling self-centredness and to find true freedom before you, no matter what it costs.
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    • Jesus’ family considers him imbalanced. He has left the security and safety of Nazareth and his carpenter’s business. He is on course for a head-on collision with the orthodox leaders, and he has recently gathered a crowd of disciples who would do nothing for his career prospects. “He has gone out of his mind!” They totally misunderstood him.
    • Lord, in choosing to live by the Gospel, I too run the risk of being misunderstood and ridiculed. You faced opposition with determination and courage. Grant me your grace to follow you resolutely especially when opposition comes from those near to me.
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    • Those who knew Jesus well seemed to be surprised by how he lived and acted. I pray for the freedom that I need not to be hemmed in by my habits or by the expectations of others.
    • To live freely is to challenge those who accept constraints. I pray for the courage that I may need to let myself be led more by the spirit of God.
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    • Those who knew Jesus well seemed to be surprised by how he lived and acted. I pray for the freedom that I need not to be hemmed in by my habits or by the expectations of others.
    • To live freely is to challenge those who accept constraints. I pray for the courage that I may need to let myself be led more by the spirit of God.