THE SERVANT GENERAL
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
BEING THE FAMILY OF GOD
Today’s gospel: Matthew 12:46-50
We say we are the children of God and the brethren of Jesus.
Are we indeed? What makes us members of the family of God?
Jesus himself gives the requirement. “Who is my mother?
Who are my brothers?” (v.48b). They are not necessarily
his blood relatives. Who they are are those who are his disciples.
“For whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is
my brother, and sister, and mother.” (v.50).
the question then is, what is the will of the Father that
we are to do? Well, there are many aspects of God’s
will. We are to love God with our all, we are to love our
neighbor as ourselves, we are to love our enemies. We are
to be reconciled, we are to forgive. We are to grow in holiness
and Christian perfection.
us specifically in CFC-FFL, aside from all those, we are to
accomplish what God chose us for and anointed us to do. These
are basically three: (1) the work of evangelization and mission,
(2) the work of family renewal, and (3) the work with the
us do the Father’s will. And then let us hear Jesus
say of us, “Here are my mother and my brothers.”