Commentary on the Gospel of
Everyone who hears and keeps the Word of God is a relative of Jesus. Why not spell it out more fully? If you are trying to live a Christian life you can think of yourself as the Lord’s mother, aunt, uncle, younger sister, brother, cousin, next-door neighbor…. If this awareness entered your soul very deeply you could never again treat any relative of yours badly. Every human relationship would be opened up and made a vehicle for the grace of Christ.