Jesus is eccentric because his life revolves not around his natural family or even humankind in general, but around God and God’s purposes in the world. We often struggle to accomplish our own will, to realize our own personal goals, but at the center of Jesus’ life is the desire to please and glorify God above all things. So, who’s off center? Jesus – or us?

Br. David Vryhof
from Brother Give Us a Word
an online ministry of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist