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The Kingdom of God

by admin on November 28, 2009

in General, Uncategorized

Repent

Repent

I was walking around the house trying to wrap my head around the idea of the kingdom of God.  My vision of that, as shared by many who I have come to know through the internet and only two in real life, is that the kingdom of God is among us right here and now and available if we only decide to live it.  The kingdom of God is not the carrot at the end of a stick that a behaviorist ( or parent or priest) would wave in front of our faces to get us to be good.  But the kingdom of God is being good in the eye of God and as exemplified by Jesus.

The idea that I have a hard time understanding is why it is so difficult for us to convey this idea to people, today.  Yes, I realize that people have their own concerns and distractions in the collective illusion of us all trying to win the game of life for us and our family.  But why is it so difficult for our preachers to explain the kingdom of life to everyone?

I feel the need to shout it from the rooftops.  I was joking with my wife that I could go to the airport, or perhaps downtown on a street corner and tell people to repent be cause the kingdom of God is at hand, but I somehow don’t believe they would listen.  Maybe if I made a sign too….

There has to be a way to communicate this.  Jesus did, and we are not listening.  There has to be a way.

Dave

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