For a more enriching experience,
go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further
and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, today's reading below reminded me of my own strange and freaky ways that others may not quite understand or even appreciate. I had to crack a smile when I read that even Jesus' own family thought He was a bit 'out there' and that He had lost His mind. In fact, they thought He was crazy! Right there, I felt an immediate kinship to Jesus because He was freaky and I was freaky too. The scribes, Pharisees and plenty of others people did not understand who He was or what He was about, but there were plenty of others who did. In fact the others who understood Him, followed Him and hung on to His every Word could easily be called a "Jesus freak."
In today's society there are all kinds of freaky people. There are sports freaks, neat freaks, super freaks, animal freaks, control freaks, fashion freaks and freak shows. I just happen to be a Jesus freak! Thank You for such a wonderful awareness with today's Scripture. You have a way of making me feel so comfortable in my own skin. While there will be times when our family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances don't understand who we are or what we are about, You always understand my freaky ways and that is all that really matters to me. Thank You for the awareness today that I truly am a Jesus Freak!
Through Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face, I thank You for this awareness. Amen~
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark
20 He came home. Again (the) crowd gathered, making it impossible for them even to eat.
21 When His relatives heard of this they set out to seize Him, for they said, "He is out of His mind."
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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