When Jesus was speaking to the crowd, someone said aloud:
Visibly offended, Jesus replied, “Who is My mother, and who are My brothers?”
Pointing to the crowd of followers, He said: “These are my Mothers and my brothers.”
The crowd clapped their hands and chanted, “Praise the Lord. Son of a Virgin.”
Then Matthew said : “Lord, here are two people waiting to be healed.”
Jesus looked at him, raised his eyebrows, as if to ask : “Can they be trusted?”
And Jesus beckoned them and healed them. The man who limbed walked straight. The woman who was mute shouted Alleluia.
They went home praising the powers of the Son of God.
When the crowd dispersed, Jesus went behind a rock, where no crowd could see him.
Matthew faithfully followed him. .
“Who is that idiot who spoke aloud about my Mother and my brothers? He will surely go to hell and be skewered and barbecued till eternity.” Said Jesus.
Matthew shuddered at the thought. He said,
“Maybe he is a spy of the Pharisees. He deserves to be skewered till eternity, my Lord, for bringing a bad name to my Lord who is the Son of a Virgin,”
“Now that the crowd has dispersed,” whispered Jesus, “ Really I say to you, I am neither a terrible son nor a bad brother. You can bring them in – my Mother and my brothers,”