UNBORN WORD of the day

November 24, 2007, 11:12 pm
Filed under: Evangelium Vitae, Fathers of the Church


Today, Sunday, November 25th, is the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year, the feast day of Christ the King!

“You cannot serve God and mammon.” Jesus told His disciples. (“No one can have two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.”) Mt 6:24 This is not spiritual rocket science. We make a simple choice.

When Jesus first started preaching His Gospel it was that “the kingdom of God is at hand” (Mk 1:14). Later He explained that people should “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness” (Mt 6:33). And with what spiritual disposition do we do this? “Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” (Mt 10:15) So early on Jesus set before us the “childlike attitude” as being exemplary.

St. Augustine wrote his famous book the City of God (426 A.D.) to place before Christians the choice: the City of God or the city of the world.

In our own time, John Paul II has written his prophetic encyclical The Gospel of Life and placed, once again, the choice before us: a Culture of Life or a culture of death.

The right choice is clear: God, the Kingdom of God, the City of God, the Culture of Life!

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