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Simony is fundamentally the commerce of sacred things, there is an antecedent to Simon Magus, in the expulsion of the sellers from the temple in the gospels: "Jesus entered the Temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. "It is written,…
Jesus synthesizes the parable of the wedding banquet in Mark 22: 1-14 and Luke 14: 16-24, with the teaching: "Many are called but a few are chosen." The Kingdom of God is a choice, we are all called to the joy of the Kingdom, but a few enter. The Kingdom of God is the dominion, empire, government of the perfections…
The day of Pentecost is the day of the birth of the Church, thus it is described in the gospels: "When the day of Pentecost came, they where all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to…
Jesus in the resurrection of Lazarus (John 11) speaks with Martha, the sister of Lazarus; and says: "Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God"?. Expressions referring to seeing or perceiving either the kingdom of God or God are frequent in the gospels, for example: "Very truly I tell you, no one…

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