Monday, January 23, 2006

A Parable of Division

In today's Gospel of Mark 3:22-30 we are given another parable, one of division. It starts out with the scribes claiming Jesus possessed by Beelzebul, and "By the prince of demons he drives out demons." Jesus' parable goes on about a house being divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.

When we reflect upon this what comes to mind? A country filled with many people often divided by differences of opinion, each bent on having their opinion be the one that matters for everyone. It ends up with so many divisions, with no real unity.

When I reflect upon this parable of divisions, I find that it brings to mind divisions within my own soul, where when sin had been part of my life how I was divided with a loving Father. How sin brings division to a life, and mars it with so much strife, it cannot stand. We are not one with God as he intended, instead we have one foot in the door of Satan's house and one foot in the door of God's house, this is our division. It's up to us to end the division and be one with God.

At the end of todays reading we are also given something else to ponder, the blaspheming of the Holy Spirit, and never being forgiven as it is a great sin. This is understandable because if you blaspheme one , it is against that one only. But by blaspheming against the Holy Spirit you are blashpheming all in one, the Triune God. Who dwell together as one body in spirit, three in one, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God forgives much, but I do understand that when we go after the whole of God we render ourselves no longer, then we have divided ourselves completely away from him by the very act of dividing ourselves away from all that God is. (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit)

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