Jesus, the good son

I’m not making this up.  It’s one of the “hard parts” of the New Testament…priests and ministers have a hard time with this, understandably.

“Then His mother and His brothers arrived, and standing outside they sent word to Him and called Him. A crowd was sitting around Him, and they said to Him, “Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking for You.” Answering them, He *said, “Who are My mother and My brothers?” Looking about at those who were sitting around Him, He said, “Behold My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother.” (Mark 3:31-35)

In other words, it went like this: “Yo, man, what are you, deaf? That’s your mom outside with your family, calling for you.”  Answering them, he said, “Tell them to fuck off.  You people who are sitting here listening to me and believing that I do miracles, you are my family!”

Jesus was simply not a nice fellow.  More on this in subsequent posts.



About Emmett

I am a 1st grade teacher who loves reading, writing, hiking, corresponding, learning languages, and lots of other stuff fit for a person with mild ADD. I am married to the wonderful Angela Estes and I have two fabulous daughters, Margaret and Emily.
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