“Jesus Accused by His family and by Teachers of the Law,”
Mark 3:20- 21
Jesus’ family were concerned for his sanity because of how much he was committed to his mission. When Jesus calls us to do certain things, perhaps others question us too. We can remember that we are ultimately asked to live as Jesus would, having compassion for those who are in need. We can pray to recognise what we are being called to do, to go out, to stay in, to stand up or to sit down. May we be attuned to where we have received the additional strength to help when it seems impractical to others and so we too can respond to meet the needs of others.
Food for thought!
“To follow Jesus, mere good works are not enough; we have to listen daily to his call. He, who alone knows us and who loves us fully, leads us to put out into the deep of life. Just as he did with the disciples who heard him. That is why we need his word: so that we can hear, amid the thousands of other words in our daily lives, that one word that speaks to us not about things, but about life.”
(Pope Francis, 2020)