“And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 10: 7)
Our lives should be publishing the good news. As we come to know that the kingdom of heaven–God’s own harmonious state of being–is ours here and now, we must not keep that truth to ourselves. Nor should we think of this statement by Jesus as one that is merely theoretical, one we may love thinking of and wishing for, but which we leave out of our daily lives.
As ye go. As you walk forward through your days, consciously awaken to this Truth as the very substance of life, your life, and therefore everyone else’s as well. Declare this heavenly presence by your love of it, by living in acknowledgment that the good Life is here and it has nothing to do with an afterlife, a heaven set apart from our human grasp and from our capacity to understand.
I don’t think Jesus wanted our preaching to be, well, preachy! What I think he meant was that we feel and know this kingdom of heaven, claim it moment by moment, and that we not allow the earthly, limiting beliefs to keep us from sharing our understanding, our joy. By doing so, we share the precious Truth of God right here and now; we declare and express the glory of that loving kingdom in which we always and already dwell.
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