Feast of Brother Juniper

by Thomas More College on January 29, 2010

Homily
Daily Mass
January 29, 2010
Mark 4: 26-34

The term “Kingdom of God”, which Jesus uses throughout the Synoptic Gospels, is used to designate the central theme of His Mission:  The invitation to submit oneself to God’s Will and thereby achieving the transformation of the world reflected in the Beatitudes.

The Kingdom of God comes about when we, you and I, allow ourselves to be guided and directed by the radical demands of the Gospel.

And this transformation is only possible when I choose to live as Jesus asks.  It is by no means an easy task.  There are many obstacles:  My sinful humanity and that of others; the pronounced decision of some to live lives mediocrity and indifference; the choice of still others to do all they can to prevent the arrival of God’s Kingdom by direct or indirect opposition.

And although at present, many difficulties and obstacles remain, we must not despair; we must not give up hope nor become cynical or resigned.

God and His Divine Providence are never overwhelmed or defeated.  May we continue to pray daily and with conviction the words that Christianity Himself taught us: Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Amen.

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