‘It is Love that brings people back to life’ (Dostoyevsky)

We reflect this week on the need for good news in our lives and in the world around us. The gospel of Sunday is about that very need, “This is the time of fulfilment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” The word gospel means just that, good news. So what is it? It is the good news of the Father’s love, acceptance and forgiveness, offered freely to all those who want and seek it.

The Good News proclaimed by Jesus is that we are loved by God, His Father. ‘You are precious in My eyes and I love you’, God tells us. Do we believe Him? Really believe Him, take Him at his word, that He really loves each one of us? God’s love is without any conditions, we are accepted as we are, forgiven fully for our wrongs and called into the light of his life. Let us turn to Him and allow the light of His love to burn gently and warmly within us.