A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark 3:20-35

Jesus went home, and such a crowd collected that they could not even have a meal.  When his relatives heard this, they set out to take charge of him, convinced he was out of his mind.

The scribes who had come down from Jerusalem were saying: ‘Beelzebub is in him’ and, ‘It is though the prince of devils that he casts devils out.’ So Jesus called them to him and spoke to them in parables, ‘How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom can not last. And if a household is divided against itself, that household can never stand.  Now if Satan has rebelled against himself and is divided, he can not stand either – it is the end of him.  But no one can make his way into a strong man’s house and burgle his property unless he has tied up the strong man first.  Only then can he burgle his house.

‘I tell you solemnly, all men’s sins will be forgiven, and all their blasphemies: but let anyone blaspheme against the Holy Spirit and he will never have forgiveness; he is guilty of an eternal sin.’ This was because they were saying, ‘An unclean spirit is in him.’

The mother and brothers of Jesus arrived and, standing outside, sent in a message asking for him. A crowd was sitting round him at the time of the message was passed to him, ‘Your mother and brothers and sisters are outside asking for you.’ He replied, ‘Who are my mother and brothers?’ And looking round at those sitting in a circle about him, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. Anyone who does the will of God, that person is my brother and sister and mother.’

CAH 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time B 9 June 2024 Lectio Divina David Notes 10 Sunday Year B

Lectio Divina David Notes 10 Sunday Year B