Mark 3:7-12 Reflection
Jesus wants us to understand the limits of our humanity as he had to. We remember yesterdays that are complete with uplifting glory. Yet, like Jesus, we are in the world; all of our normal duties need attention. Sometimes our days are overwhelming and we must withdraw in prayer to let calming love and sustenance refill our emptiness. This joy and peace is what allows us to reject the weight of the outside so like Jesus we can be there for others.
Mark 3 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
A Multitude at the Seaside
7 Jesus departed with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him; 8 hearing all that he was doing, they came to him in great numbers from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, beyond the Jordan, and the region around Tyre and Sidon. 9 He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, so that they would not crush him; 10 for he had cured many, so that all who had diseases pressed upon him to touch him. 11 Whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and shouted, “You are the Son of God!” 12 But he sternly ordered them not to make him known.
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Mark 3:7-12.