In a way, we are one huge family, since we are related genetically. Thanks to the complex logistics of worldwide relations, what we call family has become smaller and smaller overtime.
But for those of us who have been called and put our trust in Love, the meaning of family is deeper than that. Jesus teaches us that his mother and his brothers – in other words, his family – are the ones who do the will of God.
The dominant attitude from Mary and Jesus’ brothers toward Jesus is no stranger to many of us. Jesus called them out, and so should we. Got some dominant types in yours, or meanies? Draw a crystal clear line, with Love.
We are called to love one another, and while we put love first, we are a family to one another. Our calling is to love in spirit, not to worship our blood ties.