Jesus is accused of being, in essence, crazy by his family and the religious leaders here. The latter suggesting he is somehow in cahoots with Satan. Such delusions! We might cut his family some slack. (I can’t imagine living with Jesus can you?) But the latter…well, power is more often than not jealous of power. The ‘unpardonable’ sin here is worshipping a God of our choosing rather than the One we see in Jesus…the disrupting and uncomfortably confronting image of the living God.
Readings: Mark 3.20-35