The Parables Are About God’s Kingdom

 

Mark 4:1-20

 

The Kingdom of God has strength and victory.

Parables lead to faith development.

The sower parable is a partial.

Other parables are necessary.

 

Jesus was present and He preached quite well.

What is our disposition and response?

The words of Jesus were a mystery.

He explained them to His twelve Disciples.

 

If we know Jesus Christ and His mission,

We can understand His perfect preaching.

Jesus gave instruction to His Disciples.

He had chosen them to go out and preach.

 

We have the freedom to accept God’s grace.

Then we too can preach through words and actions.

 

Seventy Disciples Have a Mission

 

Luke 10:1-19

 

Jesus Christ sent seventy disciples,

Two by two, to places where He would preach.

They were chosen to be the advance men.

They were taught to say, “Peace be to this house.”

 

The Navarre Bible notes are instructive.

“Our Lord…requires of them detachment and

Abandonment to divine providence.”

 

“The actions and words of the disciples

Are, like those of Jesus, a call from God

To repentance, which must come from the heart.”

 

Saint Josemaria Escriva wrote,

“Don’t doubt it: your vocation is the greatest

Grace our Lord could have given you.  Thank Him

For it.”  I thank God for my vocation.

 

Patrick McCaskey

 

Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel and Poems About the Gospel II are books for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake. Poems About the Gospel II is exclusively available from Amazon.

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