The Hallmark of Christ’s Family

Last Updated on January 23, 2023 by GMC

“The Hallmark of Christ’s Family”
Luke 8:19-21 “in a snailshell”
Tuesday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

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.

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.

Matthew 7:21

All who do God’s will faithfully
Belong to Jesus’ family.

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2 Replies to “The Hallmark of Christ’s Family”

  1. Thank God for His mercy so that Saints and Sinners alike can belong to God’s family. Thank you Lord for blotting out our sins so we can belong to you. May we know one day what it truly means to live in 1 big happy family. Thank you, Gloria, for your thoughtful reflection.

    1. Thank you, fdan. May the Lord be merciful to us.

      “And people will come from the east and the west and from the north and the south and will recline at table in the kingdom of God.”
      Luke 13:29

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