Mark 3:20-35 and 1 Samuel 8
Trying to Send Jesus to the Psych Ward

Mark courageously tells the story about when Jesus' family tried to "commit him," and Fr. Allen uses the occasion to comment on the role that family can and can't play in our development; if we get this wrong all manner of emotional disaster happens, including things like the development of Residential schools.  At the same time, Jesus uses the fraught occasion to speak to the necessity of a spiritual family that will yet change the world.