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IPFS News Link • Pandemic

Does Your Family Believe You are "Out of Your Mind"?

•, by Brian Shilhavy

Does your family think you are "out of your mind" because you disagree with them on things like COVID-19 measures such as the wearing of masks, and taking COVID-19 vaccines?

If you are being accused of being "out of your mind," please take comfort from the fact that people said the same thing about Jesus Christ when he walked this earth, including his own family who wanted to seize him, and stop him from his "insanity."

Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat.

When his family heard about this, they went to seize him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."

Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him.

A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, "Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you."

"Who are my mother and my brothers?" he asked.

Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, "Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother." (Mark chapter 3)

This story is recorded in the 3rd chapter of the Gospel of Mark. The context of this story is that the public ministry of Jesus was increasing in popularity, due to the fact that he was actually healing people and also casting demons out of people.