L i f e in C o m m uni t y 73 they in a special way can give themselves selflessly for others. In their life of chastity, they give visible witness to Jesus’ call to purity and singleness of heart, testifying to the fulfillment that comes from leaving all for him. 99 Jesus loved his mother and siblings, yet declared in strong terms that obedience to the gospel must come before family ties: “While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. Someone told him, ‘Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.’ He replied to him, ‘Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?’ Pointing to his disciples, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.’” Placing loyalty to Jesus above all else can be difficult, but his words cannot be ignored. Family relationships within or beyond the community must not draw us away from following him. Education 100 Church community is a school for young and old in the discipleship of Christ. True education is a matter of awakening the soul, of quickening the inner life so that the whole person is attuned to Christ and his cause. All members must learn to do concentrated work with mind and spirit to the full extent of their capabilities. If we love Christ, we will take an interest in the work of 1 Tim 5:9–10 Matt 19:10–11 Mark 10:28–30 John 19:25–27 Luke 14:26; Matt 10:35–37 Matt 12:46–50 Luke 9:59–62 Titus 2:1–8 Acts 7:22