The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was more than the dominating note of the message of our Lord. It was the consuming passion of His Sacred Heart. Ninetynine times over in His recorded sayings He refers to it. It was the Gospel He came to preach. “ After that John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Gospel of God, and saying, ‘ The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent ye, and believe in the Gospel ’ ” (S. Mark i. 14). And as it was the first utterance of His Ministry, so it was the last subject of His discourse as, after the Resurrection, He appeared to His disciples “ speaking the things concerning the Kingdom of God ” (Acts i. 3). While He says very little about the salvation of the individual soul, the coming of the Kingdom of Heaven or of God was the burden of all His preaching, the meaning of His parables, the centre of all His thoughts, the flaming passion of His heart.