Psalm 27:1, 10, 13-14

1. The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid?

10. Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.

13. I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
14. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

Mark 3:31-35

31. Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him.
32. A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, "Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you."
33. "Who are my mother and my brothers?" he asked.
34. Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!
35. Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."

I Thessalonians 2:1-9

1. You know, brothers, that our visit to you was not a failure.
2. We had previously suffered and been insulted in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in spite of strong opposition.
3. For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you.
4. On the contrary, we speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts.
5. You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed--God is our witness.
6. We were not looking for praise from men, not from you or anyone else. As apostles of Christ we could have been a burden to you,
7. but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children.
8. We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.
9. Surely you remember, brothers, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you.