Your words, Lord Christ, to the first disciples…
The kingdom of God is near. (Mark 1:15)
St. Paul speaking to the Athenians…
…he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:27-28)
St. Paul writing to the Corinthians…
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2nd Corinthians 4:18)
Father, this is barely comprehensible to me.
Depending on the translation, your kingdom is near…at hand…it’s here! We’re living within the Kingdom…surrounded by God…enveloped by the Creator.
My encounters with the Kingdom are akin to a drive by. If I could only end this tug of war – my will vs. your will. I want to release the rope…take your hand…live within the Kingdom.
Lord, I pray for a palpable sense of the invisible…for a deeper spirituality. Levitate my spirit. Amen.