Gospel of the day

Tuesday January 23, 2018

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."

Reflection

Commentary Blessed Columba Marmion
You know that when we are in a state of grace Jesus always abides in our hearts. His great desire is to be all for us. It seems like a dream too beautiful to be true that Jesus, so good, so powerful, so gentle, should wish to be our brother, and yet it is He himself who says to us: “Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother, my sister, my mother.” These are Jesus’ own words. Therefore, to come to the happiness of having Jesus as our brother and closest friend, we have to do his Father’s will. Well then! What is this will? First of all to shun sin and, if we fall into it through weakness, immediately to ask forgiveness. Then, to do all our actions for Him. He is so good that he accepts our least action done for Him. You know what you have to do; it only remains to sanctify it by dedicating it to God.

All for the greater glory of God.

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