Fr. Alan Hartway’s catechesis for the readings for the Sunday Gospel.
The core proclamation is peace, which is the very heart of the kingdom of God, especially when compared to the current un-peaceful state of our culture and world today. Everyone yearns for peace. Those on mission cannot be eristic. Accompanying this peace is the comforting presence of care in the prophet Isaiah and in the peace and mercy offered to the Colossians by St. Paul.