Hebrews 2:11-12, For He who sanctifies those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why He is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying, “I will tell of your name to My brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.”
In Baptism, we are adopted into God’s family, and we become brothers and sisters of Christ. This is why we call one another brothers and sisters in Christ. It is not merely a symbolic term; it is a vivid reality of our relationship to Christ and to one another. Christ knows us by name, for He is our Brother, and He exalts us in the midst of His heavenly assembly—our catholic families who are now with Him. Therefore, when sin, the world, and the Devil begin to make us doubt, we must say, “Get behind me, you lying spirit! For I am a brother/sister in Christ. You have no power to judge me, for I have been judged in the blood of Christ for justification.” For He has sanctified us. Evil spirits, the Devil, and unbelievers have no power to reverse this sanctification. Christ is our Brother, so He is not ashamed of us, even when we fail and sin. For He does not point at us with shame in His eyes, but He lifts us up in the Spirit with meekness and compassion to forgive our sins and to strengthen and preserve us in the one true faith to life everlasting. Amen.