Was Jesus going mad? Stories got back to Nazareth, and Jesus' family, out of concern for Him, came to bring Him back into the protection of their home. They had heard that demons called Him the Messiah (Mark 1:24), and He preached as if He was the Messiah (Mark 1:38-39). Huge crowds followed Him everywhere (Mark 3:7-9). Neither Jesus nor His disciples had time for the usual extended meal times which were part of normal society. So, His mother and half-siblings (Mark 6:1-6) wrongly thought He was mentally unwell.