The parish priest in a town named Austerity climbed way up into the church’s steeple to be nearer to the Lord. He wanted to hand down God‘s word to his parishioners, like Moses of old. Then one day he thought he really heard God say something.
So he cried aloud from the steeple, “Where are You, Lord? I can’t seem to hear Your voice clearly.”
And the Lord replied, “I’m down here among My people. Where are you?”
— Brewer Mattocks
Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.” (Luke 17: 20-21)
Do we have a tendency to restrict God? Do we view Him as just ‘up there in Heaven‘, or in church, or strongly felt on Sundays only? Remember that God is among us, in the midst of us, always and everywhere.. and whatever we do for the least of our brothers, we do for God.
- Understanding the Kingdom of God (freearticles4all.wordpress.com)
- The Kingdom and the Church (pjcockrell.wordpress.com)
- Daily Promises – July 15 (sharinhislove.wordpress.com)