Good morning. I pray each of us is progressing in our identity as disciples of Christ.

In today’s Gospel, Jesus recognizes all who keep God’s Word and accomplish God’s will as his disciples – as the ones who are his mother and brother and sister.

Friends, we can and must strive to overcome all bitterness and divisions in our society today. We can only do so by recognizing first that we are disciples, followers of Jesus.

It is Christ who makes us one and gives us the grace to work in the Church and world for the same unity.