Jesus went home with his disciples, and such a crowd collected that they could not even have a meal. When his relatives heard of this, they set out to take charge of him, convinced he was out of his mind.
So often people seem to imagine Jesus as someone who breezed through life, unruffled, knowing everything, and not at all like us because, well, he was God! And in that attitude of mind the truth of the /incarnation gets lost, that he was human like us.
There are times, then, when it is helpful to stop and consider seriously the words of the Gospels which speak of Jesus’ human condition.
In today’s Gospel it is not so much the tiredness and the hunger that draw our attention. It is more that fact that own relatives thought he was a madman and wanted to lock him away.
How do you imagine he felt when his relatives made their intentions clear?
God is With Us
Reflections for Sundays
Michael Morwood MSC