‘Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent for him. A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside looking for you.” “Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked. Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. Whoever does the will of God is my brother, and my sister, and my mother.”’ Mark 3 v 31-35
Our first commitment is to this way of being in the world, before God and with each other.
The challenge and the dream is to become committed to each other at a deeper level than that normally associated with friendship or fellowship; to search and to pray to know what the Spirit of God is saying to us individually and corporately as part of his church; to discover our particular vocation and response to the baptism prayer and exhortation, "to shine as a light in the world."
The following text taken from Mark's Gospel is the inspiration and foundation of our Sisterhood. It is at the heart of what we are trying to bring into being.
'The Sisters of Jesus' is a newly acknowledged Anglican dispersed community. The essence of this new Order is the call to the Religious Life, not living in community but in the midst of everyday circumstances.
It is to have as our first priority a search for the reality of the living God and as a part of that dedication, to live a consecrated life, expressed through daily prayer, faithfulness, simplicity and welcome.
At the heart of our vocation is an invitation to live out a life of kinship not based on either a sexual or family link but on our shared life in Christ: a call to being brothers and sisters of Jesus and his Way. We aim to live in relation to others in the group as if this were the case.