A Great Love is secretly energizing you, me and all creation.
He said, “This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how.”
When Jesus spoke of the “kingdom of God” he was almost never talking about some distant reward. He interchangeably talked about the “kingdom of God” and the “kingdom of heaven”…but was almost always talking about the now.
That is obvious in today’s scripture.
Jesus also said that the kingdom of God…or what we sometimes refer to as the reign of God…is “among you” (Luke 17:21). This can also be translated as “within you.”
Whether we are aware of it or not…the kingdom of God is growing in our very midst.
It is at work in the very fiber of all that is. As St Paul says, “We know that all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now” (Romans 8:22). All of creation began with Love’s spark and will end in a grand finale of Love’s masterpiece. It’s just a matter of time.
The question is: Will we take part in it?
Most of creation has no choice. We do. Each of us can cooperate in the on-going-coming of the kingdom of God…a place of love, mercy, forgiveness, justice and compassion…or we can choose not to. Or…we can be completely unaware of it happening.
May we awaken to the reign-of-God-in-progress…and take part.
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Remember…God loves you!