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When we first read Mark 3:35, it seems as though Jesus is being a bit harsh towards His earthly family, Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother. It’s almost as though He has chosen to set His mother and brothers aside. However, Jesus was not being disrespectful, He was instead being inclusive of everyone as members of His family. The Church (not the building) is a representation of Christ. We are the “Body” and we have the ability to give loving and personalized care as a reflection of Christ to people who can find it nowhere else. We must never take that responsibility lightly or choose to give it selectively. Our ability to give is not limited by God’s ability, but by our ability to trust and obey.

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