Kingdom of God

No Act Too Small – Meditation of the Studies in the Gospel of Luke

No Act Too Small – Meditation of the Studies in the Gospel of Luke

To choose to demonstrate the power of God’s kingdom in the life of a woman who, up to that point would have either been ignored or treated with revulsion, and …considered among the lowest in society may have seemed counter-intuitive; and yet it is in this that the true nature of God’s kingdom is made known—for it seeks not coercion, power or privilege, but is made present “even in such seemingly inconsequential acts as the restoration of an ill woman who lived on the margins of society” (Green).

Such small acts, we are promised, do not remain in isolation but have the power leaven the whole of life with the healing, restoration and salvation that are the hallmarks of the kingdom of God.

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The Treasure of Divine Union – Gospel for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Treasure of Divine Union – Gospel for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The parables teach us that though God’s grace coupled with our own willful efforts, we can disconnect from our natural, concupiscent urges and impulses and gain dominion over ourselves and thus act most perfectly in accordance with that which we recognize to be good and true… Through the parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl of Great Value Christ insists that detachment must be achieved at whatever cost that we may obtain the single greatest gift that exists in the universe: the knowledge and love of God

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