3rd Sunday OT – 2018

 

  3rd Sunday OT – 2018

  

“Repent and believe in the Gospel”

  

These words of Jesus spoken at the beginning of His apostolic work are directed to all people. They are the main topics of Jesus’ preaching. Why is it? Are they the most important?

 Repentance is a change of heart and mind that brings us closer to God and allows us to accept God’s presence in our lives. Those who repent recognize that they have done something wrong and inappropriate that needs to be corrected, changed.

 Those who do not recognize their wrong-doing are also unable to change anything in their lives. Though a change is an essential part of our lives, these kind of people are unable to use this for their own benefit.

 People correcting their lives, their actions, their words and thoughts are on the way of their own personal development and growth. We become better in everything when we discover and recognize our weak points and correct them. It is a part of our learning. And the same applies to our spiritual life as our relationship with God.

 Believing is an acceptance that something is true not having any proof or feeling sure that someone is capable of doing something (see: Dictionary).

 When Jesus is saying: “believe in the Gospel”, it means to accept that everything He says and does is true. His life is confirmation of His words. What He teaches it is proven by His life, especially by His death and resurrection.

 Let us remember that our “repentance” comes before our “believe”.

 Fr. Kgotsofalang SCJ

 

 

 

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