There is a decision to be made, a choice to live by, so what are we going to do? As in today's world, there was so much evil about then that people thought the end of the world was coming. "And the Kingdom of God is at hand." This new thing, some sort of kingdom is about to begin. Mark and Jesus have the attention of the people. We are now waiting to see what this new kingdom is. "Repent, and believe the good news." Here is the beginning and entry fee for this new kingdom: you must repent and believe what is being preached.
Today as we begin the new year of Ordinary time we are again setting out on the journey with Jesus which shall ultimately end in Jerusalem. As we journey, let us look for the signs of the Kingdom in our own lives and in the world around us.