Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
This Is The Time Of Fulfillment!
What time is it? The Time of fulfillment of what? What is about to happen? After the arrest of John the Baptist Jesus began his ministry in Galilee. What was he about to do? Proclaim the Gospel of God. How did he announce it? With these words: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”
If we have not ever heard these words before, we might think something new and radical was about to happen. Yet, perhaps because we have heard these words so many times before, we take the message for granted and don’t expect anything new and radical to happen. And that is precisely the problem. We are the problem. Without true repentance, without firm belief in the gospel, the Kingdom of God will not be at hand for us. This is the time to make it happen!