Jesus teaches that we must love Him before anyone else in our lives!
Gospel Reflection for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today’s gospel, Jesus says, “Whoever loves mother or father more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me”. This does not mean that we should not love our parents or our children. Jesus is telling us that we have to love Him more than anything or anyone else on earth.
We are also reminded that Jesus lives inside of each of us, and when we are nice to others, we are actually being kind to Jesus. Jesus said, “Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.” That means if we help our Mom or Dad, or we play with someone who is lonely, or if we spend time with our brothers and sisters we are actually doing it all for Jesus since He lives inside of every person.