Sunday of Week 3 – Jonah 3:1-5,10; 1 Cor 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20
The kingdom of God is near at hand.
Repent and believe the Good News (Mark 1:15).
Each of us has our own life priorities. These are the pillars on which we try to build our relationships, identities and everyday life. When we are looking for various types of pointers, we try to find them in counselling, guides, from acquaintances or friends, we reach out for other people’s testimonies and experiences.
For a disciple of Jesus, the word of God contained in the Bible is a sure and reliable guide to life’s dilemmas and a guide in everyday choices. It’s not just about reading carefully, but listening, meditating and applying it to your life.
Referring to matters of the kingdom of God is the life priority. The word of God itself, inspired by the Holy Spirit, reminds us of this. The biblical direction is conversion – a constant change of thinking and a return to original zeal, as well as faith in the Gospel – that is, accepting the promise of life, which is anchored and fulfilled in the One who is the End and the Beginning.