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Criticized For Your Faith? You’re Not Alone…

Jesus came with his disciples into the house. Again the crowd gathered, making it impossible for them even to eat. When his relatives heard of this they set out to seize him,for they said, “He is out of his mind.” (Mk 3:20-21)

One of the most common observations that I hear from devout Catholics is “my family thinks I’m crazy”. Now, depending on how your family and friends may treat their faith, that may not be such a bad thing :-)

There is no doubt that, if you truly live your Catholic faith, you are going to ruffle some feathers. In fact, Jesus told us that following Him may cause division at times (Lk 12:51-53). We should take consolation in the fact that we’re in some pretty good company. For their sake, let’s hope those relatives of Jesus finally realized that He wasn’t “out of His mind”!

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