Jesus preached about the reign of God, but He was humble and simple and chose simple men to be his followers. He wants us to follow Him and work for Him, but His way is not that of the rich and powerful. He leads us with reins of kindness. We are to follow Him as He continues to call us to a humble, simple life that is full of love and compassion.
Yesterday was also the end of the year of Mercy, but it is not the end of the need for mercy. We are all called to live the Beatitudes and Jesus has told us that we will be blessed.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, the meek, the merciful... let us renew our lives so that the kingdom of God is established first in each of us and then let us spread His Love and Mercy to all.