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What did Jesus say about his Mother

What did Jesus say about his Mother

Here’s what Jesus said about his mother, along with relevant Bible verses and three main takeaways with their titles bolded:

While Jesus did not say much directly about his mother Mary in the gospels, there are a few significant instances where he addressed her or referred to her:

“Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” (Luke 2:49)

“Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” (John 2:4)

“He said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” (John 19:26-27)

Three Main Takeaways:

  1. Honoring His Heavenly Father: In Luke 2:49, a young Jesus prioritizes his mission and relationship with his Heavenly Father over his earthly family ties.
  2. Distinction between Their Roles: At the wedding in Cana (John 2:4), Jesus respectfully distances himself from his mother’s attempt to involve him, indicating a separation between their roles.
  3. Provision for Mary’s Care: From the cross, Jesus entrusts Mary’s care to John, fulfilling his filial duty as a son while focused on his salvific mission.

While honoring his mother, Jesus also clearly established boundaries regarding their relationship, understood his unique identity and mission, and made provisions for her well-being. His statements point to a profound respect coupled with an awareness that his primary allegiance was to his Heavenly Father’s will.


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