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Liturgical day: Tuesday 25th in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Lc 8,19-21): «My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it». The mother and relatives of Jesus came to him, but they could not get to him because of the crowd. Someone told him, «Your mother and your brothers are standing outside and wish to meet you». Then Jesus answered, «My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today the words of Jesus have consequences because they come from afar. In the antiquity the love of God was centered on animal sacrifices. This was just a shadow of the true cult. God does not need animals, and sins can’t be erased with the animal’s blood. How many times do we make "sacrifices" and it turns out that it is not what my parents or brothers need? Nor is it what God expects, because those are "sacrifices" that "sacrifice" (annoy) others.

"Do you really want to honor God?" Adjust yourself to His will. Where is His will? In His Word... and in your prayer. We will all win! And you will be brother (even "mother") of Jesus!