Asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he said in reply, “The coming of the kingdom of God cannot be observed, and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’ For behold, the kingdom of God is among you.”
When you read what Jesus said…can there be any doubt that life is not one giant “reward-punishment” saga in which you “make it” to heaven some day in the future? Jesus said the kingdom of God would be in the here-and-now…but many remain oblivious to this. God’s kingdom is available in the present moment to those who are aware…to those who are awake to each grace-filled second of God’s unconditional love and care. When we are truly present to all creation…when we are loving God and our neighbor as ourselves…we are in the midst of the ‘Reign of God.’ When we accept the invitation to take part in God’s on-going out-pouring of love…the kingdom of God will take you by surprise…for it is among you and within you!
Suggested song of the day– “Shall We Sing” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
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Remember…God loves you!