Gospel: (Mk 3:20-35)
Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”
And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons.” So Jesus called them over to him and began to speak to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house. Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”
He said this because they were saying, “He has an impure spirit.” Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.”
“Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked. Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”
St. Faustina noted in her Diary (D. 757, 775)
Rest assured, My Daughter, I see all your efforts, and I am very pleased with them.
God is my destination… And doing His will is what makes me happy, and nothing in the world – no power, no might – can spoil that bliss for me.
The grandest moment in my life is when I receive Holy Communion. Every time I receive Holy Communion, I am longing [to receive it], and for every Holy Communion I thank the Holy Trinity.
- What is the purpose of my life and how do I pursue it in my everyday life?
- Can I repeat today with St. Faustina: God is my destination… And doing His will is what makes me happy?
- When I fulfill God’s will (the commandments, the duties of my state, following the inspirations of God’s Spirit), Jesus lovingly says to me, to us: Here are my mother and my brothers!
- I will invite Jesus into my daily life and I will ask Him for the grace of faithfulness in fulfilling Father’s will.