In a new Essay from the Regnum Christi General Directorate’s Area of Life and Mission, Consecrated Woman Taís Gea leads a reflection on the principles of discernment we can learn from the parables Jesus told about the Kingdom of God.
In Jesus’ teachings, we find discourses, sayings, and parables. They are a compass for us as Christians, and especially as Regnum Christi members. They show the path and the direction for making our decisions. Living the Gospel message of the Kingdom of God lets us make the Kingdom present: by incorporating it into our lives, that Kingdom continues to have a presence in and an effect on the world today.
This essay focuses on the parables of the Kingdom as criteria for discerning our Christian and apostolic lifestyle in light of the proclamation of the Kingdom. While it is true that the central proclamation of the Kingdom is contained in Matthew’s “Sermon on the Mount” (Mt 5-7) and Luke’s “Sermon on the Plain” (Lk 6:20-49), the parables of the Kingdom themselves are key to understanding whether we are living our life and mission according to the demands of the Kingdom that Jesus himself proclaimed and lived.
Video: Taís Gea gives a conference on how the Parables of the Kingdom in chapter 13 of the Gospel of Matthew can give us light for discernment in our daily lives and in evangelization.
The new essay is the seventh in a series that explores the charism of Regnum Christi and how that charism is lived by its members in today’s world. Two more essays are planned for publication later this year, The Formation of an Apostle of the Kingdom: Formation Guidelines for Lay Members of Regnum Christi will be published in November 2023, and an essay on The Regnum Christi Locality as an Apostolic Body is scheduled to be published in December 2023.
All of the Essays that have been published to date are available in English and Spanish by clicking on them below, with most of also available in audiobook and print editions.