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God’s Kingdom is unstoppable

Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon says the Kingdom of God is unstoppable and will win the war against evil stalking Trinidad and Tobago if only we will turn our lives back to God.

Delivering the homily at Mass at the Living Water Community chapel last Sunday the Archbishop urged an examination of conscience, “if I have been baptised by Christ, if I have been put in as a member of His body, if I receive the grace of the Sacraments and the Eucharist which is His flesh, how is it possible that my heart could be so divided?”

His Grace noted that when God created the world, everything was good but then bad seed was sown. “Why does it seem that there is mayhem and upheaval everywhere? Why does evil seem so easy?”

It is because seeds of rebellion, pride and questioning God have been sown, he said.

And although things look bad, the Archbishop noted that all is not lost. “This is not the first generation where things are getting worse. But what we have is social media bombarding us and telling us 100 times a day, so you have an echo chamber of what is bad,” he said.

Reminding them that Paul wrote in his letter to the Ephesians, “the good things that I want to do I do not do and the bad things I want to avoid are the foolish things I keep finding myself doing,” he noted that it’s important to understand that the Kingdom of God is not just in the world, but in our own hearts. It is for this reason that Jesus said, “all evil action spring from our heart. It is inside of us.”

Using the parable of the mustard seed, Archbishop Gordon noted that the mustard seed is a weed that just spreads like wildfire and takes over everything, and so too would be the conquering of good over evil.

“It might start very small, a lil movement with twelve men and a rabbi, but it will take over the entire terrain because it will spread in a way that is unstoppable. It will take over. It will conquer, it will root itself in every soil that it will find, and it will spread itself …. Little by little you will find that His Kingdom has spread itself everywhere.”

He noted that what is happening today could be likened to dough without yeast, “the hardness in our society, the violence in our society, the high murder rate in our society. What we are seeing today is what happens when the Kingdom of God is not mixed into the measure of dough.”

Twelve men left by their Master, he said, allowed the gospel to be spread throughout the “ends of the earth. It’s not about the numbers. You don’t need an army of ten thousand, but we do need a band of saints. A band of people who will be willing to bend their hearts to the will of God, in things little and big, consistently, consistently, consistently.”

He reminded the congregation that “the Kingdom of God is amongst you, the Kingdom of God is inside of you, the Kingdom of God is doing its work inside of our society.” —CN contributor