Starting in Matthew 5, our Lord Jesus lists the radical changes that the Holy Spirit makes in the Christian. Not only are changes in behavior, but of nature, are changes of heart. These changes are manifested externally in the way we treat others, but they are only sustainable if God is speaking to us, if we understand what the reality of our renewed Father-child relationship. It is important to note the high content of community that we find in these chapters, as well as the need to practice the spiritual disciplines of prayer and fasting.

Jesus said that the Kingdom advances inexorably, and starts in the heart of its subjects