Commentary on the Gospel of
WHOEVER DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER IN HEAVEN IS MY BROTHER AND SISTER AND MOTHER
While not denying his biological ties with Mary, Jesus establishes a new family, not united by blood or even ethnicity, but rather by fidelity to the will of the Father. This new family of Jesus, the Church, is composed of those who appropriate and bear witness to his Gospel.
We need to reflect whether being baptized Roman Catholics without necessarily living out the Christian Faith makes us members of Jesus’ family. We also need to reflect whether non-Christians who live out the Gospel values might also be considered members of Jesus’ family.