Here are my mother and my brothers

ADVENT LANTERN (daily meditations)

The thoughts of Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Tamás József

It is not very common to know our family tree. Some people who are very interested in the history of their family, have their family tree done. The Gospels have preserved the family tree of Jesus. But not only those belong to Jesus’ family tree, whose names are written and preserved in the Gospel, but all the Christians. Once when Jesus was told his mother and family were waiting for him, asked: but who is my mother and who are my relatives?! “And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, Jesus said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, and sister, and mother.’” (Matthew 12:49-50) Christmas is a wonderful feast for us, because we belong to Jesus. It is such a great honour and pleasure to belong to Jesus!

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