For 23 July 2019, Tuesday of week 16 in Ordinary Time, based on Matthew 12:46-50
While Jesus was speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers were standing outside, wanting to speak to him. Someone told him, â€œLook, your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.â€ But to the one who had told him this, Jesus replied, â€œWho is my mother, and who are my brothers?â€ And pointing to his disciples, he said, â€œHere are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.