Exodus 1:8-14,22; Psalm 123(124); Matthew 10:34-11:1
Today's Gospel continues one of the hard teachings of Jesus. Possibly - very hard, as it seems to say we should put aside all our family relationships.
That would be a mis-reading of Christ's message. Christ is in everyone we meet, obviously including our family. [Col 3:11, Matt. 25:45] So when we welcome them we are also welcoming Christ into our lives.
No - todays teaching is only saying that we must put God first, not God only...