Luminous Rosary Mystery
Proclaiming The Kingdom of God
"Men must look for the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ"
When meditating on this mystery, remember that Jesus proclaiming the kingdom of
God does so in His works and by His examples.
In this mystery, light is shed on the glory of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.
Below you will find some verses that Pope John Paul II cited in his encyclical, Rosarium Mariae.
The fruit of Proclaiming the Kingdom mystery is repentance and trust in God.
Jesus calls His followers to conversion and repentance...
- "Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying: The time is accomplished, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe the gospel." Mark 1:14-15
Jesus forgives the humble who display faith in Him. The humble show sorrow for their sins. They also show love and hope.
- "And they came to him, bringing one sick of the palsy, who
was carried by four. And when they could not offer him unto him for the multitude,
they uncovered the roof where he was; and opening it, they let down the bed wherein
the man sick of the palsy lay. And when Jesus had seen their faith, he saith to
the sick of the palsy: Son, thy sins are forgiven thee.
And there were some of the scribes sitting there, and thinking in their hearts:
Why doth this man speak thus? he blasphemeth. Who can forgive sins, but God only?
Which Jesus presently knowing in his spirit, that they so thought within themselves,
saith to them: Why think you these things in your hearts? Which is easier, to
say to the sick of the palsy: Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say: Arise,
take up thy bed, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man hath power
on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
I say to thee: Arise, take up thy bed, and go into thy house. And immediately he
arose; and taking up his bed, went his way in the sight of all; so that all
wondered and glorified God, saying: We never saw the like. And he went forth
again to the sea side; and all the multitude came to him, and he taught them." -Mark 2:3-13
While Jesus was proclaiming the kingdom of God, he explained that His kingdom is filled with mercy and will last for all time...
"When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive
ye the Holy Ghost. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and
whose sins you shall retain, they are retained." -John 20:22-23
When speaking of the truths of Jesus, the Nicene Creed states the phrase, "of whose
kingdom there shall be no end". This phrase points to the eternal kingship of Jesus.
When speaking of the truths of Jesus, the Nicene Creed states the phrase, "of whose kingdom
there shall be no end". This phrase points to the eternal Kingship of Jesus.
"As long as individuals and states refused to submit to the rule of our Savior,
there would be no really hopeful prospect of a lasting peace among nations." -Pius XI from the encyclical Quas Primas
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"Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these
things shall be added unto you." -Matthew 6:33
"And after that John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching
the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying: The time is accomplished,
and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe the gospel." -Mark 1:14-15
"And if thy eye scandalize thee, pluck it out. It is better for thee with one
eye to enter into the kingdom of God, than having two eyes to be cast into the
hell of fire:" -Mark 9:46
"Whom when Jesus saw, he was much displeased, and saith to them: Suffer
the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the
kingdom of God. Amen I say to you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of
God as a little child, shall not enter into it." -Mark 10:14-15
"And Jesus looking round about, saith to his disciples: How hardly shall
they that have riches, enter into the kingdom of God! And the disciples were
astonished at his words.
But Jesus again answering, saith to them: Children,
how hard is it for them that trust in riches, to enter into the kingdom of God?
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich
man to enter into the kingdom of God." -Mark 10:23-25
"To whom he said: To other cities also I must preach the kingdom of God:
for therefore am I sent." -Luke 4:43
"And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God." -Luke 6:20
"And it came to pass afterwards, that he travelled through the cities and
towns, preaching and evangelizing the kingdom of God; and the twelve with him:" -Luke 8:1
"To whom he said: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom
of God; but to the rest in parables, that seeing they may not see, and hearing
may not understand." -Luke 8:10
"Which when the people knew, they followed him; and he received them, and spoke
to them of the kingdom of God, and healed them who had need of healing." -Luke 9:11
"Jesus said to him: No man putting his hand to the plough, and looking back,
is fit for the kingdom of God." -Luke 9:62
"And heal the sick that are therein, and say to them: The kingdom of God
is come nigh unto you." -Luke 10:9
"The law and the prophets were until John; from that time the kingdom of
God is preached, and every one useth violence towards it." -Luke 16:16
"And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come?
he answered them, and said: The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither
shall they say: Behold here, or behold there. For lo, the kingdom of God is
within you." -Luke 17:20-21
Prayer After Meditation
On Proclaiming the Kingdom
Dear Lord, give me the courage to be a true follower of Christ, using the examples
He gave when proclaiming the Kingdom of God, in both my private and public life.
Help me to teach others about You wherever I go, whether it be through word or deed.
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