Then his mother and his brothers came to him but were unable to join him because of the crowd. He was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside and they wish to see you.” He said to them in reply, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it.”Luke 8:19-21
Jesus and His Family
Lest Jesus be mistaken for a mere human teacher, he defined his family according to a union of wills. Bloodlines avail nothing in the kingdom of heaven. The children of God hear and obey him, among whom Mary is first. With her “Fiat!” she gave flesh to God’s Son, becoming the mother of his heavenly family.
Born of the Father, Christ came from heaven,
Receiving his flesh from Mary.
Mother and Son hear and do God’s will,
The hallmark of his family.
Disciples from every tribe and nation
Who follow Jesus faithfully
Belong to the Father, Son, and Spirit—
A divine genealogy.
All who do God’s will faithfully
Belong to Jesus’ family.