What does this mean? On the surface it sounds selfish as though Jesus were demanding that you put aside your own family for Him but that does not ring true since He commands us to LOVE one another. In the gnostic texts our parents are the RULERS- the same who created us enslaved us and who will persecute us when we abandon them. Our household is where our spirit, fate and soul dwell. When we allow the light to separate and purify us a division occurs.
The word “monster” originally meant “deformed”. A monster could be conjoined twins or a hideously deformed human infant. It was only in the century that monster came to mean any cruel or alien creature. The Saar Pioneer Cemetery, Kent, Washington, USA.