Becoming a Member of Jesus’ Family

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Becoming a Member of Jesus’ Family

 Tuesday, January 29, 2019
“Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking around at those seated in the circle he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” Mark 3:33-35.
First of all, let’s look at the example of this passage from today’s Gospel. No doubt there was probably a sort of hush that came over the crowd when Jesus said this. Many who listened most likely thought Jesus was being rude to His mother and relatives. But was He? Is this how His Blessed Mother took it? Certainly not.
What this highlights is that His Blessed Mother, above all, is His mother primarily because of her obedience to God’s will. Her blood relationship was significant. But she was even more His mother because she fulfilled the requirement of perfect obedience to the will of God. Therefore, by her perfect obedience to God she was perfectly the mother of her Son.
Reflect, today, upon the fact that you, too, are called to be a member of the intimate family of Jesus. You are called into His family through your obedience to His holy will. You are called to be attentive, listen, understand and then act on all that He speaks. Say “Yes” to our Lord, this day, and allow that “Yes” to be the foundation of your familial relationship with Him.

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