Daily Devotion – June 6, 2018

 Mark 3:31-35


Then his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, ‘Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you.’ And he replied, ‘Who are my mother and my brothers?’ And looking at those who sat around him, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.’


Reflection by Lynne Buell

I immediately thought of the Pilgrimage community after I read this scripture.  I suppose it depends on how we view the term “family values.”  While some have a close, loving relationship with kin, others are estranged from family for one reason or another.  Every Sunday our church welcomes folks regardless of the relationship they have with their immediate families.  At Pilgrimage, we are a family who gathers on Sunday to learn and become good followers of the principles set down by Jesus.  Was Jesus snubbing his immediate family?  No, I didn’t get that from this passage.  I believe Jesus was establishing a fact that we are all a part of an extended family.



I am blessed and give thanks for my extended family.  Amen.     


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