St. Mark tells us that Jesus “was amazed at the lack of faith” in him exhibited by his family and friends. He should not have been amazed because our families have the tendency to put, and keep, us in a box. They have an experience of what were like as children and we are always viewed through that lens no matter how much we have changed growing up. All of which serves as a reminder that sometimes we are not the right person to reach out to a family member who is estranged from the Church. We can touch others, but that not that relative. My constant prayer is that whoever is supposed to reach out and bring good news to my kin does so.