Jesus did not view things as many in His audience viewed them. Isn't that interesting? People would come from miles away just to hear Him speak. Yet many of the members of His audience did not have the slightest clue what He was talking about. Even fewer cared to ask who He was or how they could apply His teachings to their lives.
When we apply the teachings of Jesus to our lives, we are doing the will of God. Sometimes, we have to go back and try to understand how to apply His teachings to our lives. Sometimes we have to pray it out. In the end, whenever we apply the teachings of Jesus, we have a great reward.
When informed of the presence of his family, Jesus asked who His mother was. This must have shocked His audience! However, Jesus responded by saying that those who do God's will are His brothers, sisters, and mother. This is a reward in and of itself. If we do God's will, the Savior of the world calls us His brothers and sisters.
This is not the only time in Scripture where Jesus offers a new perspective, however. When we read the Gospel accounts, we see multiple instances of Jesus offering a new perspective to His disciples. Perhaps He is also trying to show us that we need to change the way we think about life. If so, let's change our perspective, and change the way we look at life! We have nothing to lose.