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Listen, Live and Do the Word of God

September 20, Tuesday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time
Daily Readings: Prv 21:1–6, 10–13 • Ps 119:1, 27, 30, 34, 35, 44 • Lk 8:19–21

Jesus says, ‘My mother and my brothers are those who hear the Word of God and do it.’ These are words of appreciation for his mother and brothers. Yet, Jesus gives importance to the spiritual relationship rather than the family relationship.

Though one may be Christian by the sacrament of Baptism it does not mean that one belongs to the family of Jesus. The essential conditions to become members of Jesus’ family are to listen to the Word of God, do the will of God and live one’s life according to the will of God.

When one responds positively to the invitation of the Word of God and acts accordingly, one becomes a member of the family of God. There is no dichotomy between the natural family and the family of disciples. Let us listen, live, and do the Word of God, because we belong to the family of God.


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.