Tuesday, 24th January, St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor, Memorial

Mark 3:31–35

The mother and brothers of Jesus arrived and, standing outside, sent in a message asking for him. A crowd was sitting round him at the time the message was passed to him, “Your mother and brothers and sisters are outside asking for you.” He replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking round at those sitting in a circle about him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. Anyone who does the will of God, that person is my brother and sister and mother.”


• Does Jesus’ question about who is his mother and brothers bother me? If yes, why and how?
• Do I accept others to be my mother, brother and sister?