MATTHEW 12:46-50 GOSPEL READING AND REFLECTION (JULY 21, 2020)
While Jesus was talking to the people, his mother and his brothers wanted to speak to him, and they waited outside. So someone said to Him, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside; they want to speak with you.”
Jesus answered, “Who is my Mother? And who are my brothers?” Then He pointed to his disciples and said, “Look! Here are my mother and my brothers. Whoever those will be of the Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
POINTS OF REFLECTION
In the Christian community, personal and professional profile, social standing and rank in an organization does not count in any way. This is what Jesus meant when He said who is my mother? And who are my brothers?
When one becomes Christian, relationships cut across all levels of classification in no significant difference. All are called brothers and sisters as worthy heirs of the Father’s throne in heaven.
God drops all human classifications in the body and blood of Christ.