One more Jesus story…then I promise to move on to other things.
One day, Jesus’ mother and his brothers came to town to see him. When they found him, he was busy preaching to a crowd of people. They didn’t really want to interrupt him, so they just decided to wait. Maybe they wanted to listen to him preach and find out what everyone was so excited about. But someone noticed them standing around and told Jesus that they were outside. Now, you might think that Jesus would have called them in and introduced them to the crowd. I think the people would have loved to meet his family. But instead, he said, “My mother and brothers are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” I suppose he wanted to make a point and maybe it even fit in with whatever he was preaching about. I just think he could have found another way to make it the point.
This opinion comes from a mother.