The True Family of Christ
"While Jesus spoke, his mother and brothers arrived and wanted to speak with him.
The terms "mother" and "brothers" are used in the same sense, that of his physical family.
Mary had other children after Christ's birth.
The Lord was informed that his family wished to speak with him.
In order to make an important point regarding priority,
he elevated the relationship from the physical to the spiritual.
His "family," in a more exalted sense,
were those of a spiritual kinship--namely all who "do the will" of the heavenly Father.
Heavenly relationships, which result from obedience, take precedence over the earthly."
- Wayne Jackson, "A New Testament Commentary," p. 29.
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