Sunday, March 1, 2009

First Sunday of Lent

Mark 1: 12-15
"This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel." I say these words to you today, just as my brother spoke them so long ago. Now is the time for God's Reign to begin. The Kingdom is not some future utopia; it is faith, hope, and love. Embrace these with all your heart, live them as best you can every moment, and you will find yourself there before you know it. Our Father's good news is that her Realm lies within each of us, if we only choose to believe. So let me say it again with my own words: Now is God's time, for something wonderful is upon us, so be at peace, and believe in the truth of love.