Contributed by John Lowe on Jun 27, 2022
His mother has also been like a mother to me. "His mother in a literal sense, and mine in a figurative one." An instance of the delicacy and tenderness of Paul, of his love for this disciple and his mother, as if he were of the same family.
Rufus and His Mother
(Romans 16:13, NIV) Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother, who has been a mother to me, too.
Paul continues to list people he would like his Roman readers to greet for him. Now he comes to Rufus. It is not known if this Rufus is the same one mentioned in Mark 15:21