Posted 7 月 23, 2013 by FLL Editorial Team in


瑪竇福音 12:46-50



因此,耶穌這句話也承認聖母瑪利亞是祂的親人,因她虛心接受天主對她的召叫,成為救主的母親,並參與及配合天主的救世工程。正如曾經有個婦人對耶穌說:「懷過你的胎,及你所吮吸過的乳房,是有福的!」耶穌的回答是:「可是那聽天主的話而遵行的人,更是有福的!」(Luke 11:27-28) 聖母被稱為萬福瑪利亞,因她遵行天主旨意的原因大於她是耶穌母親這身份。


While Jesus was 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.”
Matthew 12:46-50

Some interprets that in this bible passage, Jesus is rejecting His family members, including His mother. However, Jesus did not reject them, but rather took this opportunity to make a very important point: His family members are not limited to those who related to Him biologically, but include those who do His Father’s will.

Therefore, this statement also acknowledges Mary as His mother, because she humbly accepted God’s call on her as the Savior’s mother, taking up an important role in God’s salvation plan. As at another occasion, a woman from the crowd called out and said to Jesus, “Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed.” And Jesus replied, “Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.” (Luke 11:27-28) Jesus was not saying Mary, being His mother who carried Him in her womb and nursed Him, is not blessed, but rather, He is saying her faith, humility and obedience in following God’s will, is a greater reason she is blessed and highly favored in God’s eyes, more than the fact that she is Jesus’ biological mother.

Jesus loves each of us unconditionally, but He needs our response to His love, and that is to love God in the highest, and do His will. Then, we are Jesus’ family members, and the sons and daughters of His Father in Heaven.

FLL Editorial Team