Act on it

September 22, 2015 6:00 am

“He said to them in reply, ‘My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it.’” (LK 8: 21)

The common thing which we can haveevery day is that we can “hear the word of God.” More individual is the way in which we “act on it.” Here we have an unlimited number of options, different like we are different. For one person it will be an “action” by spending more time in silence, for another person—more time in a conversation—talking and sharing with a spouse about his/her day. For a consecrated person, it will be a perfect occasion for more time in front of the Blessed Sacrament; for a married person, it can be time to schedule dinner together. “Hear[ing] the word” without “act[ing] on it” is like looking at a meal without eating. It looks nice, but doesn’t give you strength.

“Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.” (Gospel Acclamation)


Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak