Bible Verse of the Day – Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time
48 Jesus asked, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?”Matthew 12:46-50
49 And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, Jesus said, “Here are my mother and my brothers.
50 For whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, and sister, and mother.”
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Today’s Bible Quote of the Day Reflections
Jesus defines for us today who are His brothers, sisters and mother. Indeed they are those who do the will of God.
This question was answered not in the earthly context but the heavenly. Yes, we can say that even the earthly context could still have been correct, but Jesus was not interested in earthly matters but concentrated on those things that could lead us to eternal life.
Jesus is teaching us that being a blood relative or kin to Him does not matter, what matters most is if you are doing the will of Our Heavenly Father. What is the will of our Heavenly Father? God created us so that we can know Him, love Him, serve Him, praise and glorify Him so that at the end of time we can live together with Him thereafter.
We serve God by using our wealth, strength, time and knowledge to assist our neighbours and friends during their hour of need. By doing so, God is praised and glorified through our jobs, work, businesses and chores.
Therefore it does not matter how well you are known by people or who you are related to, what matters most is if God is happy with whatever you are doing.
Lets therefore identify and do those things that our Heavenly Father wishes us to do, especially in our families, workplaces, churches, communities and nations. Let Jesus call us His brothers, sisters and mother through our services to others especially the needy, hungry, afflicted, sick and all who we can term as the least of our brothers.
It is better and truly most rewarding to be called a brother, sister or mother of Jesus because we know we will have fulfilled the mandate that God had created us for.
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, I would like to be called your [brother or sister]. Reveal to me daily, those things I should do in order to please Our Heavenly Father because I would like to be with You together with the Communion of Angels and Saints in Heaven on the last day. Amen
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