early Morning Homily : )
The scribes who had come from Jerusalem said of Jesus,
“He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and
“By the prince of demons he drives out demons.” Mark 3:22
It is bad when Jesus who does miracles out of love for people is called by them possessed.
It is painful. Why Jesus is not surprise? It’s not a first time …
When we sing Holy Holy Holy Lord God of Host during Mass, the more precise translation of word “Holy” is “Different”.
Daniel has vision of Angels worshiping God and singing “Holy, Holy….” Or rather “Different, different, Different God of Hosts…”
Angels who are so close to God, Pure Spirits, they know and articulate it in worship that God is Different than anything else.
Hi is so different that his own folks don’t recognize him and way hi loves. Hi is too different from their understanding of God.
Isn’t he to different from our expectations? So often we are disappointed by who God is and how different hi is.