Daily Archives: 20 January, 2024

Out of my mind. Reflection for marriages Mark 3:20-21


His relatives said, “He is out of his mind.”

From the Gospel according to Mark 3:20-21

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.”

The Gospel of the Lord

Out of my mind.

An animal is confined within what it already is, but humans are not fixed entities; rather, they continuously and limitlessly transcend. The human is called to “become” by constantly “going beyond its mind” , ( and beyond itself) by surpassing what one currently is, and its limitations. By stepping outside of myself, I create a space within me to be penetrated by the supernatural, urging me to become more than my current self. I hope all this makes sense.

Therefore, being “out of my mind” helps me become perfectly me, until I reach the perfect state in heaven (if God wills it). This is when I become fully divinized, completely imbued with the Divine essence. Well, today we’ve become somewhat philosophical, concluding that it’s normal for Jesus, the perfect man, to be considered as if He were “out of his mind.” That’s where He needed to be to show us the way.


Applied to married life:

Paul: Lauren, Have you heard the song “Fuera de mí” (Outside of Myself)?

Lauren: Ah! Yes. Great flamenco vibe, right?

Paul: Yes, that’s the one. It’s a song where someone “throws out” their former lover from their heart and says, “I no longer want your love.” Don´t worry, I have no intention whatsoever of casting you out of my heart. I couldn’t even if I wanted to. Today, I plan to cast myself out of my own heart, so that God and you may enter. What do you think?

Lauren: I think that by doing so, you’ll experience love in a profound level. When you give God the throne of your heart, He increases your capacity for love. The Virgin Mary said in the Magnificat: ” He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the humble.” So, it seems like a wonderful idea for you to step aside and let Him reign and rule.

Paul: Exactly. This way, I will live my life in the kingdom of God. ( singing) “ outside me, I no longer want my looove, from my mind I erase myself I leave the throne to God, my beloved”


May I always live out of my mind, and may I let Him reign. Praise be to God, the King of my heart and my life.