The True Kindred of Jesus
Reflection on the Gospel of the Tuesday
In today’s Gospel story, we have a revelation of what intimacy means for Jesus.“𝙒𝙝𝙤 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙢𝙮 𝙢𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙢𝙮 𝙗𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨”. Don’t you hear a gentleness, not a sharpness, in Jesus’ voice?
Mary was called blessed among Women not for the bond of blood with Jesus, but because she was the Women the one whose response to God’s messenger led to the Incarnation. In a culture where blood relationships counted heavily, Jesus by saying “𝙒𝙝𝙤𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙤𝙛 𝙂𝙤𝙙 𝙞𝙨 𝙢𝙮 𝙗𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙢𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧” is pointing to a deeper relationship that is the intimacy or union with our Abba Father. This is the invitation which He still extends to all of us even today.
Oh my! What a privilege to be invited by Jesus to call God my Abba Father and He in turn recognizes me as one of His family members. What more assurance do I need that Jesus walks with me?