Then Jesus’ mother and brothers came and stood outside. They sent someone in to summon Him,  and a crowd was sitting around Him. “Look,” He was told, “Your mother and brothers are outside, asking for You.”  But Jesus replied, “Who are My mother and My brothers?”  Looking at those seated in a circle around Him, He said, “Here are My mother and My brothers!  For whoever does the will of God is My brother and sister and mother.”…(Mark 3:34)

 Near the cross of Jesus stood His mother and her sister, as well as Mary the wife of Clopas and Mary Magdalene.  When Jesus saw His mother and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, here is your son.”  Then He said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” So from that hour, this disciple took her into his home.…(John 19:26)

Where it would appear that Jesus was snubbing His mother when she and her other sons came asking for Him, He actually wasn’t..   Mary may have been a bit offended if she had heard what He said to the crowds listening to Him ,  but the scriptures don’t show us that He , no doubt, went to her as the Holy Spirit led Him afterwards.

Later, Jesus again is met by His mother while He is dying excruciating torture on His cross.  She is in tears, and she is standing near John, .. one of His closest disciples.   This time, He tells Mary,  “Woman, behold your son, and looking to John, says to him, ”  , behold your mother”.      If Mary was offended earlier when He told the people, “Who are My mother and brothers?”   she now realized exactly what He meant.     Spiritual relationships transcend physical relationships.     For a true Christian, a  relationship that is brought together by Jesus  because both are united with Him first and foremost is the most blessed relation one could ever have.

When John first met Jesus, he asked Him, “Teacher , where do you dwell?”  and Jesus replied, “Come and see”.      John went , saw and never left.     This time John took His Teacher’s mother “into his home” from that hour onwards because both Mary and John dwelled in Christ’s heart already.    Both are united with Him in spirit  as His true mother and brother.. and thus He joined them together as true mother and son..