My mother and my brethren are they who hear the word of God, and do itand
Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God, and keep it.It must have been jarring to hear, because most of those who heard Him preach in His earthly voice probably hadn't studied Christian Hagiography.
Our Lady the Mother of God is of course nulli secunda one "who hears the word of God, and keeps it". Our Lord wasn't dismissing His mother by these Words, but rather pointing more properly to Her excellence.
Gratia Plena, ora pro nobis. Ss Anna et Ioachim, orate...