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'Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?

7/29/2004 - 6:00 AM PST

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By Fr. Jonas Abib
Founder Cancao Nova
©Catholic Online 2004

''Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?”

“While he was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers appeared outside, wishing to speak to him. Someone told him, ‘Your mother and your brothers are waiting outside, asking to speak to you.’ But he said in reply to the one who told him, ‘Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” And stretching out his hand towards his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, and sister, and mother.” (Matthew 12, 48-50).

These words are a revelation. Jesus shows that those who join Him, listen to His Words and put them into practice are part of His family. Those who devote themselves to build the Kingdom, who announce the Gospel with their lives, who love their fellowman and are united to their suffering fellowman, those are Jesus’ brothers, sisters and mother. You and I are part of this great Christian family ‘ the Church’ and together we will accomplish the great project of Our Father: “We shall lose none of the souls He has entrusted to us.”

United with you for a New Earth and a New Heaven,
Your Brother,
Father Jonas Abib

Contact

Cancao Nova
http://www.cancaonova.net  TX, US
Fr. Jonas Abib - Founder, 817 431-8512

Email

eua@cancaonova.com, vinicius@cancaonova.com

Keywords

Living Christ, Catholic Action

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