Today we are Mark chapter 3:20-34. Jesus does something strange in these verses which is to seem to push back against his family and welcome in those who sit with him as family. This event feels uncomfortable to us. This feels anti-Jesus and yet there is a great lesson to be learned here. That while we love our biological family it is often they who understand us the least as we move out of a binary dualistic world. They seem the least interested in the wisdom inside us and most quick to dismiss us. But when we truly transform there are others who feel drawn to us. Who feel drawn to the wisdom that we hold. These are the folks with which we sit at each other’s feet and break bread together and help each other grow.
- December 5, 2018