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THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS IN QUEBEC

by Ted Schmidt

The eagle’s getting tired,
The bear cannot flap his wings…
You know the pandas are skating
on very thin ice…
Roll over Beethoven, let the kingdom come
Let the kingdom come
Don’t it just flow through you
Don’t it just flow through everyone…
Kurt Wallinger (World Party) 1992

As an evangelizer Christ first of all proclaims a kingdom, the kingdom of God; and this is so important that, by comparison, everything else becomes ‘the rest’…only the kingdom therefore is absolute, and it makes everything else relative…This kingdom, available as grace and mercy, at the same time must be gained by force-it belongs to the violent (Luke 16:16) through toil and suffering, through a life lived according to the gospel, through the cross and the beatitudes.

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