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Matthew 13:57b But Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor except in their own country and in their own house.”
This raises interesting questions for us. Did Mary and Joseph ever talk with their other children about the unusual events surrounding Jesus’ conception and birth? Was Jesus their favorite? Did they have a hard time treating all their children equally? What was it like for James to have his own brother appear alive before him, after a brutal and public execution?
Clearly Jesus’ post-resurrection appearance made a lasting impression on his brother because James became the leader of the infant church in Jerusalem.
MOVING FORWARD: What questions do you have about James or Jesus’ family? Make a plan to research and discover the answers to your questions.