Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
January 29, A.D. 2008
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
2 Samuel 6:12b-15, 17-19
Psalm 24:7, 8, 9, 10
A reflection on today's Scripture:
Who Are My Mother and My Brothers? (see Mark 3:33-35)
Jesus asks us this question in the face of being told that His family awaits Him. He turns to His audience and asks, "Who are my mother and my brothers?" And then He answers, "Those who do the will of God."
The family of Jesus, of which we are a part, is the family of those who hear and do the will of God—or of those who at least try to hear and do the will of God. We are not brothers and sisters of Jesus because we say so. No indeed, we are not brothers and sisters until outsiders can see the family likeness.
What does it mean to show a family likeness to Jesus? It means to be Jesus in the world now—to show compassion, humility, meekness, kindness, charity, self-sacrifice, and deep, human and humane love. We become the brothers and sisters of Jesus as we learn to be like Him, when those around us look at us and say, I want to be like that—not for what we do, but for what they see of Him within us.
- JuandelaCruz |
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