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Constant and Consistent Decision to Follow Christ

This is the first of a six-part series on Acts of the Apostles. As an introduction, it seeks to place the Book of Acts within the continuum of Biblical history and bring out its significance in establishing the Kingdom of God on earth.
Background Music: Panalangin by Mark Anthony Cuevas
    Voiced by: Shirly Benedictos

July 12, Friday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Daily Readings: Hosea 14:2-10; Matthew 10:16-23

In today’s Gospel, Jesus instructs his disciples about the dangers they will face in their mission. However, he warns his disciples that as they proclaim the good news, they need to be careful. They need to be alert and shrewd in their assessment of everyone they encounter.

In these situations of arresting, scourging, taking before the governors and kings for His sake, they are to be strong and witness to him.

Being a follower of Christ will not be easy. It requires courage, wisdom, and discernment. Just as sheep must be cautious and alert in the midst of wolves, so too Christians must be wise and vigilant in the face of temptation, sin, and spiritual attack.

Persecution takes modern forms today.  In such scenario, following Jesus means that every day we have to consciously choose to be and do what Jesus did. At times, this may bring consequences that we do not expect.

“Following Jesus” may sound romantic and wise choice. But to actualize it requires constant consistent decision and involves suffering and oppositions. Christian life is a war field.

Call to Action for Catholic Living: Every day we need to fight against good and evil, kingdom values and worldly pleasures.  Are we ready to take up this responsibility daily and follow Him?

Let us ask Jesus the grace to walk in His footprints. Amen


Radio Veritas Asia (RVA), a media platform of the Catholic Church, aims to share Christ. RVA started in 1969 as a continental Catholic radio station to serve Asian countries in their respective local language, thus earning the tag “the Voice of Asian Christianity.”  Responding to the emerging context, RVA embraced media platforms to connect with the global Asian audience via its 21 language websites and various social media platforms.