May 3, 2012
The Complexity of Jesus and Mary
John de Gruchy, Mennonite Weekly Review
Jesus’ relationship to his mother was complex. On several occasions he treated her with an abruptness that seems completely out of character. Troubling as these might be to some, they resonate with our own experience of parenting, if we have been blessed with children.
There comes that moment when little Johnny is little no more, but has imperceptibly or more abruptly grown up and moved beyond our sphere of control. Our children may develop in ways that we find puzzling or unacceptable. Or they may become involved in good and noble causes that bring hardship and even suffering. Maybe they decide to become missionaries in some far off land, or follow some other vocation that has no promise of financial enrichment or social status.
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