Hey, look at that it matches up with the reading from Sunday yet again. If we remember Jesus said “This is the time of fulfillment. The Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel. ”
This message can be seen as a cliff notes version of the faith and the billing that the Kingdom of God is at hand is still the same today as it was 2000 years ago. The Lord is not at one time but at all times, this is a concept that some struggle with. The Kingdom of God is and will always be at hand until it is established here on earth. We must make it our goal in lives to make the world a better place.
However we can’t forget about the repenting part, for many myself included the sacrament of Confession or Reconciliation or Penance, whatever you want to call it, is the one that we barely want to think about. We think that just by going to Church on Sunday there is that confession bit at the beginning is enough, but it isn’t. Even the Holy Father has gone out and expressed the need for a revival\renewal in this sacrament.