Woman Behold Your Son

Jesus models abiding in the 5th commandment here. He is caring for his mother who loves him as much as a mother can love a son. We should do the same in caring for our parents. Fleming Rutledge says that John and Mary here model “the way that family ties are transcended in the church by the ties of the Spirit.” We should do the same – care for one another as Jesus cared for his mother. May we be a picture of the church that Jesus calls us to – caring for the younger and the older among us as though those in need are our children and parents.