According to Google, to rationalize is to “attempt to explain or justify (one’s own or another’s behavior or attitude) with logical, plausible reasons, even if these are not true or appropriate.” According to Mark, people do this all the time. Is Jesus helping someone out at your expense? Explain, with logical, plausible arguments, that he is wrong. Are you trying to stop Jesus from helping others? Explain, with logical, plausible arguments, that you are doing the right thing and Jesus must be out of his mind. Is Jesus besieged by the mob on all sides because of you? Explain, albeit, without logic, that he is working for the “ruler of demons.” Remember to conveniently ignore the fact that you are the one blocking “the feet of him who brings good news, announces peace, brings glad tidings, and proclaims salvation, saying to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!'” (Isaiah 52:7) After all, when you obstruct his path, you are doing the right thing, aren’t you? Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Mark 3:13-27. This week’s episode commemorates the one year anniversary of the death of John Price and Jacob Flynn. May their memories be eternal.
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