Christ’s kingship is very different from what we are used to seeing in the rulers of our world. It is a kingship of love and service. Christ’s sovereignty will never pass away since his power comes from God and not from human means. He has made us a line of kings and priests to serve God until the end of time.
Christ died once for all and then took his place at the right hand of God. We await his second coming in power and glory.
On that day we will come to understand God’s plan for our salvation, and we will praise the Lord for his compassion and mercy towards us.
The widow’s offering of a penny was made out of love and of the little on which she had to live. In the same way, the widow at Sidon was willing to share her little with the prophet Elijah.
We are called never to be afraid to give generously to God, who will always provide for us. All our gifts are to be given lovingly and generously.
Christ calls us to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love our neighbour as ourselves. Love is of the very essence of the Christian faith.
This love demands nothing less than everything, and that is why it is the greatest commandment of all.
God’s gift of faith to us help us to see the world with a new vision. Christ renews our faith so that we may see more clearly the world in which we live.
We are God’s children and share in Christ’s priesthood; we try never to lose sight of this great privilege that has been given to us.
God our Father showed his love for us by sending his Son, not to be served, but to serve. Christ showed his love for us by giving his life in atonement for our sins.
He is our high priest who has gone through to the highest heaven but not before experiencing the depth of human suffering.
Rich people may be too preoccupied with their worldly possessions to follow Christ. He tells us that those with riches find it hard to enter the kingdom of God, but the most important thing is to be wise through God’s word and see wealth and material things in their proper perspective. Then we will come to appreciate the richness of poverty for Christ’s sake.
In marriage, a husband and wife form a unity, according to God’s plan from the very beginning. A Christian marriage can be a witness to the world of the self-giving love of Christ.
We often tend to be exclusive, thinking that God acts only through those we recognise as fellow believers.
Yet there are many good people through whom the Holy Spirit works, even though they may not call themselves Christians. Rather than seeing this as a problem, we can see
The power of Christ helps us to understand the Gospel and to speak its message to others. Even though in the world’s eyes we may be insignificant, nevertheless the Lord has chosen us to be heirs to his kingdom. We do not need to be afraid. Our God is always faithful to his promises.