“This is the time of fulfillment.
The kingdom of God is at hand.
Repent, and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:14-15)
These three short sentences were the first words that came out of our Lord’s mouth in Mark's Gospel.
Therefore, these words -- highly significant in light of Our Lord's ministry -- emphasize His missionary statement, His purpose in coming to earth.
The world will never understand us, because we are not a church of the world's values. This is why the world keeps trying to influence the Catholic Church toward immorality and lies. We are a Church that follows the laws of God, and we stay true to the truth taught by the apostles of Jesus Christ. This is why our Church has unchanging doctrines. These are our treasures. These are the pearl of great price.
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This is the response our world needs today! In your hearts, put on sackcloth and ashes! We must turn to the Lord with cries for pity!
Ultimately, brothers and sisters, as Saint Paul tells us in the second reading (1Cor 7:29-31), the world that we live in today is going to be purified. It will be changed. Saint Paul tells us, “The world in its present form is passing away."