WORD of the DAY
He came home. Again [the] crowd gathered, making it impossible for them even to eat. When his relatives heard of this they set out to seize him, for they said, “He is out of his mind”. (Mark 3, 20-21)
Again there is so great a crowd that Jesus and those with Him cannot even eat. And yet, even in these moments the Teacher gives His all to everyone. So criticisms arise. He is out of His mind. This accusation comes from His own, those of His household. Envy, fear of the new create conflicts and distances. This happens today as well, among us and those near to us who want to see us different, to be just like everyone else in front of banality, of injustice, sated with consuming, without any more desire for their salvation or that of the others.
Let us look at Jesus and pray: “Grant Lord, that we may understand Your life and answers to life the real road to follow outside of these obligatory ruts in which the genuine sense of things is suffocated in favor of many obligatory lies.
The Voice of Silvano Fausti, Biblist
The circle of persons that love Him and listen to Him are His own. They are within, while the others are outside. The circle recalls the harmony of unity in respect to a center common to all. He is the center of our gathering, the one Lord who became a servant.