The True Family of Jesus

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The True Family of Jesus

Dear Friends,

While¬†Jesus was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers appeared outside, wishing to speak with him. Someone told him, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, asking to speak with you.” But he said in reply to the one who told him, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, and sister, and mother.” (Passage from the Gospel of St. Matthew 12:46-50)

Many might ask if indeed Jesus had brothers as the Church teaches us that Our Blessed Mother had only one child, Jesus. Why is it mentioned in this text that Jesus had brothers? We have to remember that the word ‘brother’ has a wider meaning in the mentality of the Hebrews than in our language either French or English. All Joseph’s brothers if they had sons are also called Jesus’ brothers in Hebrew. It is the same mentality in Africa where I was. A person can have many fathers and mothers who are for us our aunts and uncles. Their children are also their brothers and sisters. So those called brothers of Jesus are for us his cousins. This is to show that the Bible was not written in English or French. It is important to know the mentality of the people who wrote the Bible.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,

“You who believe in Me are My brothers and sisters. So I greet you, My beloved brother Melvin and all My beloved brothers and sisters living in all parts of the world. If you believe in Me with all your heart and have a great love for me, then indeed you are part of My great family and you are all part of My Kingdom. It is a fact that My mother loved Me and cared for Me all her life. She is indeed part of My Kingdom too. Do the will of My Heavenly Father and you surely will be My brothers and sisters. When I was on earth I offered Myself as your brother and I want to share My life with you. My love for you is infinite and I will never stop loving you. I call you to be united with Me and to come and contemplate Me every day and so our relationship will grow. I bless you.”

Father Melvin

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