Tuesday, the 3rd week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - Thursday at 7p
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00, 11:15am and 7:00pm during the semester
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Marianne Cope
Readings for today’s Mass
Scheduling conflict - no noon Mass today
Three days ago, Jesus’ family comes to seize him because “He is out of his mind.” Yesterday, folks are distancing themselves from him, saying he is possessed by demons. After a while, i think that would put me in quite a frump. So today, when word comes in that mom and the boys are looking for him, i see this vacant look come over him as he stares off in the distance and says to himself, Really? Who is my mom? Who is my family?
I guess most families have expectations of its members, especially parents. Maybe they hope you might become part of the family business. Maybe they want you to become something they never had the chance at. They want you to be productive, happy successful, be your own person. They never want you be someone who people say is crazy! But for Jesus, the counter-culturist, that’s what folks around him are saying. What’s worse, even his family is saying it. At this point, perhaps Jesus is even questioning himself: Where is this going? Who do i think i am? It must give him a rather lonely feeling. i wonder if he is handling it well as he stares off and wonders where he belongs; if he belongs anywhere or to anyone.
Sometimes, taking a tough stand on an issue can put you on the outs with those around. “What’s with you?” they might ask. Under the right situation, this could be asked of you as you respond as a follower of Christ. Are you ready to handle that? Do you know who will stand by you when you need them? Are there other gospel companions on whom you can lean? I hope so. These are your mothers and brothers and sisters. Stay close to them.