God mounts his throne to shouts of joy; a blare of the trumpets for the Lord.--Psalm 47:6
Mass readings: Hebrews 9:2-3,11-14 / Mark 3:20-21
I was overweight until the age of 32. At that time, I finally admitted I was abusing my body with food and got help. Years of anger, fear and sadness poured out of me once I stopped pushing my feelings down with a fork and spoon. My husband said, on more than one occasion, ''You're not getting better. You're getting worse.'' And so it seemed. Eventually I learned to cope emotionally by turning to God and other people instead of food. Although initially I was emotionally wobbly without my crutch, in reality I was stronger and healthier because I was walking without it.
According to today's Gospel, some people called Jesus crazy, although He had the truest perspective of anyone on Earth. He followed the truth, despite appearances. By His strength, we can, too.
Prayer: Lord, grant us courage to do the right thing, no matter how it looks.