Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.”“Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked.Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”
Dear God, Thank you for giving us family and friends. Thank you for including us in your big family. Help us to love one another, even if it can be hard. Thank you for safe homes and good food and loving families. Amen.
-Hannah, age 12