The kingdom of God is at hand. The message of the coming of the kingdom of God bears some sense of urgency. But Jesus never forces anyone to accept the message. He speaks the message and allows it to take root in people, each according to the size of his/her faith. Thus, at the end of the message, he says, ‘Whoever has ears, let them hear’. God created us freely and bestows on us freedom that he doesn’t tamper with. What this means is that we will be judged according to the law of freedom. In a world that is filled with so much noise, are we able to hear the message?