Jesus must have shocked the people listening to him the day that members of his family stood outside his door waiting to speak with him. “Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked the people around him. “Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother” (Mark 3:33, 35).
Jesus had made it perfectly clear: in him we are one family. We are as close to him and one another as blood relatives, and he wants us...
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