TUESDAY 20th JULY 2021
Matthew 12, 46-50:
“Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother, and my sister, and my mother.”
In today’s Gospel it seems as if Jesus disregards his own relatives and even his mother.
This is not the case. What Jesus wants us to see and understand is that there are bonds with him that are stronger than those of flesh and blood. And they are the bonds of faith. Faith and trust in him are above all else.
Mary was congratulated because she conceived Jesus in her womb.
But also because she believed in the Word that was spoken to her from God and listened to it so attentively, that it became flesh in her womb.
May you be mother, brother and sister of Jesus because you always listen to his Word and do the will of the Father.
Antonio Sanjuán Marín, cmf