25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) : Tuesday 20th September 2022

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SS Laurent Imbert, bishop, Jaques Chastan, priest (of College General),
Andrew Kim Tae-gon, priest, & Paul Chong Ha sang, & Comps. martyrs

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) : Tuesday 20th September 2022

Prov. 21:1-6,10-13; Ps. 118:1,27,30,34,35,44;
Lk. 8:19-21 (Ps Wk I)

Over the past few days, we read in Luke how Jesus gives His disciples knowledge about the mystery of the Kingdom of God. Through the parables, Jesus challenges them in their mission with two important points.

First, He urges them to “take care of how you hear”. That is, disciples must be ready and careful to hear what Jesus is saying. They are to do this so that they may share Jesus’ message with others.

Secondly, they must listen to His words and act on them. Discipleship is, therefore, apostolic, those who  are sent out to work. Upon hearing the Word, disciples must act on it.

Hearing the Word and acting on it are two interrelated actions. A Christian cannot do one without the other. When a Christian fails to listen to the Word, he or she will eventually fail to act on it. Similarly, when a Christian fails to act on the Word, he or she will gradually fail to hear it.

Jesus’ encounter with His family gives Him the opportunity to stress His message. He reminds his followers that one’s relationship with Him is not based on blood ties or other earthly connections but through hearing and acting on the Word of God. And to Him, there is no greater model of one who hears the Word and acts on it than His mother, Mary.

Lord, help us to hear and act on Your Word.

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