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Gospel for the Tuesday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time

Mark 3:31-35

Summary: When Jesus' biological family arrived at a house seeking Him, He was informed by the crowd of their presence. In response, He questioned who His true family was, gesturing to those around Him, teaching that anyone doing God's will constitutes His family. This statement redefined family beyond blood relations, emphasizing spiritual kinship through obedience to God's will.

New Family Defined

The mother of Jesus and his brothers arrived at the house. Standing outside, they sent word to Jesus and called him. A crowd seated around him told him, “Your mother and your brothers and your sisters are outside asking for you.”

But he said to them in reply, “Who are my mother and my brothers?”

And looking around at those seated in the circle he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”

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