Mark 3:20-21 Jesus and his relatives

He is out of his mind. Why do the relatives of Jesus question his sanity? Jesus has left the comfort and security of his family and home, abandoned his profession as a carpenter, and embraced the life of an itinerant preacher. Jesus has given up everything to be with people.

Jesus is also preaching against the Pharisees and the powers that be. Jesus decries the hypocrisy of the scribes and the Pharisees. He denounces evil and corrects the wrong.

At the same time, Jesus associates with people whom Jewish society rejects. He is patient and merciful with sinners. He has compassion on those who are suffering.

We all belong to Jesus’ family. His preoccupation is our salvation. His life is completely for us. If he seems out of his mind, it is only for great love of us.

Are we willing to give up comfort and career, power and position, to follow Jesus?

While we will walk the path to eternal life, for some people we will appear insane.

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