September 20, 2016
Jesus said to them in reply, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it.” (Luke 8:19-21)
It seems like organized Christian religions spend a good deal of time discussing what makes their denomination better than or different from other denominations. They believe that, but we believe this…so they are wrong and we are right.
As they discuss this among themselves, they are likely to walk right past the man who has been beaten, stripped, and left for dead on the side of the road.
Pope Francis tells us that we must “take responsibility for people and accompany them like the good Samaritan, who washes, cleans and raises up his neighbor. This is pure Gospel.”
When we do as Pope Francis suggests, we are the “mother and brothers” of Jesus, a family member of the One Body of Christ.