But perhaps Jesus' family’s desire to interrupt his ministry arose
from concern for his welfare. His teaching and healing were
provoking opposition among Israelites, leaders, and scholars.
Jesus may have feared for his brother's life.
Jesus’ response seems harsh and dismissive of his family. But this
is a misreading. He is simply insisting that our ultimate loyalty to
God and his calling trumps other loyalties. It is wrong to seek
self-protection if it means abandoning your purpose.
Have you ever felt a conflict between family loyalty and God
How did you handle it?