As we journey through life, we will encounter people with different personalities and varied opinions. People tend to unite themselves with those who are of a similar mindset, mission or goal. But even in each group, there will be different levels of maturity and understanding. It is therefore important to look to the ideal or purpose that spurred the bonding. Believers are united by a particular focus that identifies them as one group among many. Jesus tells us that anyone who does “the will” of His Father (Mt. 12:50) makes the person a member of His family. This “will” is known through His word. Experience shows that this word must be taught and often repeated in order to be fully understood and accepted by all. Lord Jesus, You call us to be members of Your family by doing the will of Your Father as revealed through Your word. Teach us how to listen, understand and reinforce Your word in every moment of our lives as we seek Your eternal glory. Amen.