PROMOTING THE MISSION OF CHRIST
The mission of Jesus was to set up the reign or kingdom of God in place of the rule of Satan. Later, in the Sermon on the Mount, we will hear the ideals of this kingdom in more detail. He is the light who will lead nations out of the ways of darkness. He will break the rod of the oppressor.
Matthew gives only one sentence from the opening sermon of Jesus: Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand. Repent….repensare………..think again about how you are living. The kingdom of heaven…the reign of God in our hearts and minds. People are called to think again about life, to make a break from the dark ways of the past and take on the new ideals of Jesus. There is an alternative to the ways of violence, greed, selfishness, hatred, etc.. to follow the rule of God in our hearts and minds.
Wishing all Parishioners & Friends Happy and Blessed Sunday! – Fr Francis, MSP