Sunday 18 April
Being part of Jesus' family
31 Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him.
32 A crowd was sitting round him, and they told him, ‘Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.’
33 ‘Who are my mother and my brothers?’ he asked.
34 Then he looked at those seated in a circle round him and said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.’
Jesus says that his followers are his brothers and sisters.
Christians have a worldwide family so that wherever they go they will have a family who will love them.
It is still important that we love and look after our earthly family, but Jesus makes it clear we also have a real spiritual family as well.
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you that we can call you are brother and that we have a worldwide family. Please help us to listen to you and do your will in our lives this week. Amen.