Jesus told the crowd, “Anyone who does the will of God, that person is My brother and sister and mother.”
– Mark 3:35
J Jesus makes such a straight-forward statement – it is so meaningful and so full of promise! Our Lord is telling us that if we follow Him; if we trust in Him and do His will; if we live the Commandments; we will share in His life as intimately as if we were a member of His family.
How important is it for me to feel and to be part of God’s family?
“Everyone who does the will of the Father, that is to say, who obeys Him, is a brother or sister of Christ, because he is like Him who fulfilled the will of His Father. But he who not only obeys but converts others, begets Christ in them, and thus becomes like the Mother of Christ” – St. Thomas
My Lord, my God, my King,
I so want to be part of Your family.
that I will always love You,
trust in You,
strive to do Your will
and obey Your Commandments,
that I may be a worthy member of Your family.
Lord, guide me in giving witness to the hope that You bring,
so that others may be drawn into Your family to share closely in Your love.
For this I pray with all my heart. Amen.