Spiritual, Not Earthly
At first glance you might think Jesus' words in Luke 8:19-21 (and the parallel passages from Matthew and Mark) are cold and harsh. And if we draw that conclusion, it's probably because we're approaching the passage through our experience with our earthly family. But Jesus wasn't thinking or talking about earthly terms here. His concern, His focus, and thus His response, were on spiritual matters. (As I read this passage Matthew 8:21-22 came to mind. Take a look and see what you think.)
What do these passages reveal about doing God's will and our priorities? Tami
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