This Guy is Nuts !

Good Day !   This morning I am sitting here after have a lazy morning, coffee in hand, and letting the fuzz fall out of the brain, and I thought it a good time to read through the readings for today and find some weighty tidbit to ponder.

Todays Gospel is pretty short  – ”

Mk 3:20-21
Jesus came with his disciples into the house.
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.”

A little background is in order since it does not really say much.  Jesus had just come into town, he was trying to get away from the crowds, and had just appointed the twelve apostles.   So he shows up at this house with the other twelve and then here comes the crowd.

I am not sure about you, but if someone shows up at the door with twelve other people, I hope they have some other plan besides to hang out because in my house there really isnt that much room.. but thats another story.

So some of the people in this crowd are coming for healing  some for curiosity and then some who think he is evil because he cures the sick by driving out their demons.

Consider this.  Saint Francis was a rich kid.  but he threw that away …. He could have had honors and riches more than most in his village.  The threw that away for the Love of God.  How many people thought he was nuts.

If you try to live the gospel values, the beatitudes, etc, how many people wouldnt think you were a bit nuts too !  Love your enemy ?   Turn the other cheek ?      There are people who give up lucrative careers and give themselves to the service of their fellow man.  People think they are either great, or just a little nuts.

There is a line in a popular song that goes ” If we werent all crazy we would go insane… ”   Let me take the opportunity to invite you to just go a little bit nuts…..   You will be glad you did  !

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