Mark 3:22-30 Reflection – Cast Aside our Divisions

Reflection on Mark 3:22-30 ~

As Christians, we are believers in the love between Jesus and the Father that we know as the Holy Spirit. Yet, throughout our history, the sly fox of the other side has been and continues to be disruptive. This includes our ability to unite in the Trinity’s principles of love, mercy and compassion. It is time we cast aside our divisions so  that we might fully receive and reflect this glorious light. Our responsibility is to help those who newly enter God’s sphere recognize eternal life and those who are growing in the light.

The Scribe Stood to Tempt Jesus James Tissot Brooklyn MuseumThe Scribe Stood to Tempt Jesus, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

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Mark 3  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.” 23 And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. 27 But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.

28 “Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— 30 for they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”

Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Mark 3:22-30.