“And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 10: 7)
Harmony and well-being are the present state of being. This quality of life is here for us to claim and experience. God created a good life, a pure identity, a perfect situation that endures. Jesus, who knew and expressed the Christ-Truth, told us the facts: Heavenly harmony is here, God sustains it, and we don’t need to look for it elsewhere or wait for it in the future.
Knowing this, we must walk graceful and grateful in this bounty. We can’t keep this goodness hidden or agree with it only for ourselves. Jesus would not let his disciples hoard the good news. When Love is at the center of the message, it must be shared and bless all. We have to carry this Truth of heaven in our hearts and in our conversation. We have to continue in this elevated awareness and not let the world’s disbelief bring us back down to earth.
We must “preach” as we go. We must make God’s world known by our own gentle yet powerful presence and action. We must do our best not to join the conversation for evil, but to lift the world’s dialogue to goodness, expectation, joy, peace. Of course, we can’t ignore what is around us nor can we judge and decide what another needs. But we can choose to be true to our highest understanding. We can continue to see heaven where earth would try to get our attention, Spirit’s promise and immortality instead of matter’s limitations and dooming prospects.
As you go forth in your daily walk, take your heaven with you and invite the world in to join you. It is their heaven as well and the more the merrier!
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