Matthew 12:46–50 (ESV)
Jesus’ Mother and Brothers
46 While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him.
48 But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and
my brothers! 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
things are going on. Number 1) This passage says “his mother and his brothers”. The Roman Catholic church says that Jesus didn’t have any brothers. They claim they are step brothers. This is a text that does
not really clarify, but adds confusion to the RC claim. I believe that Jesus mother (Mary) did in fact have other children. Jesus gives the importance of spiritual brothers and sisters in Christ. Instead of pointing to his mother and
brothers… he points to his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ and says: “Here are my mother and my brothers!” Faith in Christ is thicker than blood… Jesus is our greatest love.
I pray: O Lord, I love my mom and dad, but you are a higher priority. Let nothing come between you and me. Amen.