Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 3,31-35
The mother of Jesus and his brothers arrived at the house. Standing outside, they sent word to Jesus and called him.
A crowd seated around him told him, “Your mother and your brothers (and your sisters) are outside asking for you.”
But he said to them in reply, “Who are my mother and (my) brothers?”
And looking around at those seated in the circle he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers.
(For) whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”
Fulfilling his will makes us a family
1) His mother and his brothers: perhaps the way the gospel begins catches your attention. Maria is his mother. But when the gospel refers to his brothers, he refers us to his cousins… that is, very close blood relations. It does not say Mary and her children, but “…Mary and your brothers…”. “They called to Him”; today we must also call Jesus because it is very easy to distance ourselves from Him. Go back to Jesus. Stay as close as possible; because when you least realize it, you have already moved away from Him.
2) Those who fulfill the will: This points out to us that in our life there is a common thread… to Discover and Follow God’s will in your life pulls you into unity with Him. It implies that with the freedom to choose that God gave me, I choose to assume that commitment that God proposes in my life, and I make it mine. It is there that I join fully with God . From there I procede.
3) Familiarity: how nice is to know that the Church is a family and that we are called to fulfill God’s will. It is knowing that God takes the best of you and gives it to others. Together we can build a better world.
May God bless you in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit
Always remember heaven is our goal