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HARVEST OF JOY AND GOD’S LOVE(Mk 3:31-35; Douay-Rheims Bible).

“And Jesus’ mother and His brethren came; and standing without, sent unto Him, calling Him. And the multitude sat about Him; and they say to Him: Behold Thy mother and Thy brethren without seek for Thee. And answering them, He said: Who is My mother and My brethren? And looking round about on them who sat about Him, He saith: Behold My mother and My brethren. For whosoever shall do the WILL of God, he is My brother, and My sister, and mother.”

‭ My dearest beloved brethren, Jesus was in the midst of some people who neither liked nor approved of what He was doing. But then those who were around Him recognized His mother and His brethren and alerted Him that His family members were outside. Nobody should blame the people because naturally and normally we all should have strong deep attachments and bonds with our blood/biological relatives or family members.

We know that apart from Jesus Himself, His mother Mary was also a holy person who knew nothing else than doing the WILL of God the Father, so it wasn’t like Jesus didn’t know that His family members waiting outside were God’s children. The way the mother of Jesus and Jesus’ brethren came to where He was and wanted to be there with Him shows family unity and peace and togetherness that existed among them.

I pray Lord to grant us the Grace of being strongly desirous of peace, unity, oneness, and togetherness, starting from our various families and going out to everywhere we are linked to in society, through the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

Anyone who believes, trusts, hopes, and adores Christ is a Christian, and anyone who obeys God’s commandments and does the WILL of God is with and for Christ Jesus. You’re with and for Christ Jesus and He shall never forget you, dear members of the Holy family of Christ.

The essence of being a Christian is to widen our relationships – of trust, affection, commitment, loyalty, faithfulness, kindness, thoughtfulness, compassion, mercy, helpfulness, unity, peace, togetherness, encouragement, support, strength, protection, and so on. All these are the qualities that bind people together in mutual love and unity.

When the people told Jesus that His mother and His brethren were outside, Jesus said to them: “For whosoever shall do the WILL of God, he is My brother, and My sister, and mother.” (Mk 3:35).

Jesus was not saying that Mary His mother was no more His mother neither was He saying that His biological brethren were no more His brethren. Instead, He was telling the people who were listening to Him and happily hearing God’s Words, that they themselves are also His mothers, His brothers, and His sisters simply because they’re willing to do the WILL of God. Remember that Jesus was conceived in Mary’s womb because she accepted wholeheartedly the WILL of God.

Jesus was saying that when it comes to God and things of God, there is no division and no one should be looked at as more important than others. He was telling them that in the House of God, ONLY God is at the head and the rest should in unity be obedient to God and do God’s WILL and not follow blindly the ways of the world.

I pray that we understand and follow Jesus’ teachings and what He is communicating to us and work to expand our love for one another for the sake of Christ, today and every day of our lives, through the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth I pray. Amen.

Be courageous and fearless in the Lord; for God is with you. You’re blessed; remain blessed!!!

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