The Kingdom of God

Poverty in Mexico and Central America is choking people to death. Jesus established the kingdom of God based on the Jubilee principles of the Old Testament. These principles called for a political, economic and spiritual revolution in response to human need. Jesus intended nothing less than an actual revolution, with debts forgiven, slaves set free, and land returned to the poor. Of course, this revolution threatened the vested interests of the powerful and therefore put Jesus on the road to Calvary.

Human need – be it physical, emotional, spiritual or social – was Jesus’ reason for being…and should be ours. Christ wants us to respond to the suffering that torments the poor. Jesus wants a new social order where human lives are dignified with justice, uplifted in compassion, and nurtured by peace. The ever increasing world of violence that threatens us all can only be defeated by love, by the reaching out of a hand in a moment of darkness. Compassion is the most effective response to hatred and violence.

Because of the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we know that every birth, every life, and every death matters to God…and must matter to us.


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