THE SERVANT GENERAL
OUR THEME FOR 2019
JESUS AND HIS FAMILY
September 25, 2018
Today’s gospel: Luke 8:19-21
Mary and Jesus’ cousins wanted to see him but could
not go near because of the crowd (v.19). When told that they
were standing outside waiting to see him (v.20), Jesus said,
“My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word
of God and act on it.” (v.21). That was not a rebuke,
was not disrespect, and certainly was not saying that Mary
does not act on the word of God.
is saying that being his true relatives is not about blood
relations but is about obedience to God. It is not just carrying
the name “Christian” but being worthy of the name.
It is the same way with us. Are we authentic Christians? But
many do not live out God’s commandments. Do we read,
meditate on, study, act on, and live out God’s word
in the Bible?
are indeed children of God.But before we can truly claim to
be brothers and sisters of Jesus, we must decide on our basic
commitment, for ourselves and for our own families. “As
for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”