Gospel: Mk 3:31-35
Then his mother and his brothers came. As they stood outside, they sent someone to call him. The crowd sitting around Jesus told him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside asking for you.“ He replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers“
And looking around at those who sat there, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. Whoever does the will of God is brother and sister and mother to me.“
“The Family of Jesus“
Kapamilya ka ba? The family of Jesus in today’s Gospel wanted to have an audience with him. When Jesus is informed of this he teaches his disciples who is his real “kapamilya!“ It is they who do the will of the Father!
Obedience to the will of the Father is the “gene“ that runs in the blood of the “kapamilya“ of Jesus. Like the Blessed Mother we must be able to say “be it done to me according to your word.“ If we are “kapamilya“ we will always have to pray “Father, may your will be done on earth as in heaven.“
How can we know the Father’s will? St. Francis de Sales teaches us in his beautiful work “Introduction to the Devout Life“ that the path to holiness is about being faithful to our particular vocations. Priest and religious do the will of God when they are faithful to their vows and charisms. The married do the will of God when they are true and faithful to their own vows and duties as parents. When we obey our lawful superiors and leaders we do the will of the Father.
Do you have the right DNA to be considered “Kapamilya“ of Jesus?