There were spiritual conflicts between Jesus and his physical family. His response to those conflicts teaches us about our relationship our own families.
In John 7:5 we are told that His own brothers did not believe in Him and in Matthew 12 we see that they were concerned about His work and teaching. It was this conflict coming to a head which led Jesus ask the question in Matthew 12:46-50, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?” How does He answer His own question?
Is Jesus answer there “too extreme”? Does it mean He does not appreciate His physical family or honor His mother?
Thinking back to yesterday, what does its say that Jesus entrusted the care of His mother to John, and not to His physical brothers?
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