The Dramatic Unfolding of Prophecies

A kingdom has some features. Most significantly, it has a king, some subjects, a territory, and laws and regulations to govern. In the case of the kingdom of God, we know clearly that Christ is the king. His territory is the whole universe and is not limited to the divisions on the face of the earth drawn by people. What we need to do to belong to his kingdom is to live by the laws of his kingdom, which most predominantly is love. He enlists into his kingdom those who are willing to DIE FOR LOVE.

Standing “un-haloed” at the foot of the Cross with our eyes fixed on Jesus

During Holy Week, we too, far from being holy, want to stand at the foot of the Cross with the un-haloed centurion and fix our eyes on Jesus. We too, like him, desire to discover God’s presence and mercy in the darkest corners of our hearts and of our world. And by doing so, step-by-step, as Mark taught us and as the catechumens have done in their journey toward baptism, we will enter Christ’s Resurrection.


O Clarim presents a five-part series this Lent, authored by Fr. Fausto Gomez OP. In the fourth article of this series, Fr Gomez writes that the journey of Lent calls us to embrace self-denial, detachment, and the carrying of our crosses daily. Through fasting, asceticism, and simplicity, we seek spiritual growth and closeness to God. By following Christ’s example, we find true happiness and fulfilment in love and service to others.