A Kingdom United | One-Minute Homily

by | Jun 9, 2024 | One-Minute Homily

We live in a world divided. Carlos Martinez-Vela, SJ, reflects on how Jesus calls us to be brothers and sisters with one another without division. Readings are from the Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Greetings from the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

Hi. I am Carlos Martinez Vela and this is my one-minute reflection.

In today’s Gospel Jesus tells us: “If a kingdom is divided against itself, it cannot stand.” What a pertinent message for the times we live in today.  Whether it is in the United States or in Mexico; in the Middle East, or across the world, we see division everywhere. 

So, today, let us join the crowds sitting around Jesus and listen to His words. He reminds us that the only thing we need to be worried about is to follow God’s will, so that we may all be brothers and sisters with one another without division. And let us ask our mother, our Lady of Guadalupe, to intercede for us, and to put us besides her son, so that we may walk with Him doing God’s will. 

Let us pray to our Lady: 

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. 

Santa María, Madre de Dios, ruega por nosotros pecadores, ahora y en la hora de nuestra muerte.




Carlos Andrés Martínez Vela, SJ

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