Hey Jude. One of the greatest songs ever written. But what many people don’t realize is that it was inspired by a family falling apart. And it reminds us that family life is messy. Imperfect people living together, trying to do life together. Every family experiences problems, rifts, and struggles. Even the family of Jesus. He and his brothers had real problems, real disagreements. But eventually, there was healing.
In this, one of the shortest books in all the Bible, we see counsel from the brother of Jesus, Jude, on what matters most in our faith. And we know that this faith lived out comes, not from avoiding conflict, but confronting it head-on. As we confront the realities of life and faith, there is healing for us and those we love.