It’s easy to picture these boys as a loud, raucous duo or to imagine their father, Zebedee causing a stir. But I have a feeling I know who the thunderous one was.
One day toward the end of Jesus’ life on earth, the MOTHER of James and John approaches Jesus with a special request. And the thunder rolls! She’s a gutsy girl, and asks for a position of influence for her two sons. Jesus’ other ten disciples are disgusted with her power play. It makes me smile because I know moms do these kinds of things!
Perhaps her request is out of order. But if you look past the obvious, “Put my boys in charge of your kingdom” request, you’ll see she was a pretty awesome mom.
Comments Tell us about the mom who thundered for you.
Scripture for Reflection Mathew 20:20-21 …the mother of the Zebedee brothers came with her two sons and knelt before Jesus with a request. “What do you want?” Jesus asked. She said, “Give your word that these two sons of mine will be awarded the highest places of honor in your kingdom, one at your right hand, one at your left hand.”