January 24. Sunday 3B. Fr Brian loved preaching about the Kingdom of God  and the Gospel and he would ask “What is the gospel, the good news, evangelization?   It is preaching God’s love above everything else, and God’s presence with us on earth as together we build that kingdom. Fr Brian was also passionate about a family focus in the Church and all aspects of justice and peace.  “These are the signs of the Kingdom,” he added. “Let’s start again now, especially as Pope Francis has given us a Year of Joseph as well as a Year of the Family starting soon.”   

After John was arrested Jesus came into Galilee preaching the Gospel of God and saying, “the time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand, repent and belief in the Gospel.” Passing the Sea of Galilee he saw Simon and Andrew, James and John.  He called them and said, “follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” 1 Mark 14-20. 

Pope Francis:   True faith in the Incarnate Son of God is inseparable from selfgiving from membership in the community , from service and from reconciliation with others.   The Son of God by becoming flesh summoned us to the revolution of tenderness.   EG 88