All Family Here

Divided,
questioning,
challenging,
wanting to reject
what is said,
control what is done,
infighting.

Loving,
sharing,
caring,
working together
following God’s way.

I know which is your way Lord,
yet so often,
we your people fail.

Forgive me
when I choose disunity
over love and care,
give me your strength
and will
to do it
your way.
That we may be part of your family
together.

Mark 3:20-35 (CEV)

Jesus and the Ruler of Demons

20 Jesus went back home, and once again such a large crowd gathered that there was no chance even to eat. 21 When Jesus’ family heard what he was doing, they thought he was crazy and went to get him under control.

22 Some teachers of the Law of Moses came from Jerusalem and said, “This man is under the power of Beelzebul, the ruler of demons! He is even forcing out demons with the help of Beelzebul.”

23 Jesus told the people to gather around him. Then he spoke to them in riddles and said:

How can Satan force himself out? 24 A nation whose people fight each other won’t last very long. 25 And a family that fights won’t last long either. 26 So if Satan fights against himself, that will be the end of him.

27 How can anyone break into the house of a strong man and steal his things, unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can take everything.

28 I promise you that any of the sinful things you say or do can be forgiven, no matter how terrible those things are. 29 But if you speak against the Holy Spirit, you can never be forgiven. That sin will be held against you forever.

30 Jesus said this because the people were saying that he had an evil spirit in him.

Jesus’ Mother and Brothers

31 Jesus’ mother and brothers came and stood outside. Then they sent someone with a message for him to come out to them. 32 The crowd that was sitting around Jesus told him, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside and want to see you.”

33 Jesus asked, “Who is my mother and who are my brothers?” 34 Then he looked at the people sitting around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. 35 Anyone who obeys God is my brother or sister or mother.”

Let there be Love

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One thought on “All Family Here

  1. I love this! I thought it was super interesting and well thought out! I am just starting out on wordpress, and I keep a colloquial blog with ranging themes. I would love if you could take the time to read it! Again, Bravo!

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