Perseverance in Seeking the Kingdom

Perseverance in Seeking the Kingdom

Jesus is the sublime example of the person who attains salvation through perseverance in fostering the kingdom of  God. Jesus says, “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you besides.”  But he does not only preach;...
Resurrection Giving Encouragement and Hope

Resurrection Giving Encouragement and Hope

Jesus is the resurrection and the life.  That is why we should not lose hope. Some Sadducees try to show that, in view of levirate marriage, belief in the resurrection is absurd.  In rebuttal, Jesus unmasks their lack of logic and their ignorance. First, he rejects...
Guest Asking for Justice and Love

Guest Asking for Justice and Love

The Son of the most holy God becomes flesh and stays at our house as a guest who saves.  He wants us to repent. Jesus teaches that it will be difficult for the wealthy to enter the kingdom of God.  The Pharisees, for their part, consider tax collectors sinners that...
Publicans who Confess and Plead

Publicans who Confess and Plead

Jesus personifies the attitude of publicans who do as the publican in the parable of the Pharisee and the publican. The parable shows that Jesus is not unfair at all toward the weak.  He hears the needy of all kinds, the marginalized, the excluded.  Among these, of...
Justice for the Poor and Defenseless

Justice for the Poor and Defenseless

Jesus guarantees absolutely that God will secure justice for his chosen ones who cry out to him with steadfast faith. We know from Jesus’ example and teaching that God’s chosen ones are the poor.  Christ, the Anointed with the Spirit, makes clear that his mission is...

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