- Jesus' point in the parable was that he who believed in him and the Father IS his family & that blood relation meant no more than faith in the Father.
- In death, blood relation has NO RELATION. We are children of God, or we profane God.
- The gatherers were as entitled as Jesus' mother to proximity and ministry - anything else represents favor & corruption.
- Disinfo.com has some really intriguing content & I appreciate the commentary on this topic - GTW rebuts the analysis.
Jesus was ministering in a town where his mother & brother came to & sought preference among the listeners. Jesus - being progenitor of the human family - was father to all who sought him ( as well as those who rebelled & frustrated his ministry ) & so He pointed this out clearly by revealing to all present that his TRUE family 'brother, sister, mother' are those who seek out the Father just as He does. What is the title of 'mother' to she who born her own creator in human flesh?
[Mat 12:46-50 KJV] 46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, [his] mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. 47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.