Saturday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time ‘a’
We all have those moments when certain emotions like anger take over, and we do or say things we regret afterwards. It is not easy to control ourselves when we lose our temper, our patience. You asked your daughter to clean her room -- once, twice, three times, and nothing has been done, so finally you just screamed at her. Or you were running late to work and on the top of it you got stuck in a traffic jam -- then you just exploded in your car. I am no better, and there are times when I know I should calm down, relax, bite my tongue, but anger, and other emotions take over. Then I regret it, but it is too late. There is a very short gospel reading provided for today: “Jesus came with his disciples into the house. Again, the crowd gathered, making it impossible for them even to eat. When his relatives heard of this, they set out to seize him, for they said, "He is out of his mind.” They simply lost their patience. They were tired, hungry, and wanted to be left alone, but the crowd would not let them, So, they blamed Jesus for that. Let us ask the Lord to help us always control our anger, and if we have hurt anyone, let us always apologize for the lack of patience.