the gift of the kingdom

It is tempting to believe we can make the kingdom. Work a little harder, longer, better.

Myth.

Our symbols are not a shovel, a hammer and a wheel.

Our symbols are far more extravagant: rainbow, parting sea, empty tomb.

Gifts. Grace.

We may shoulder a cross but we walk in resurrection. Recreation out of nothing much – that, my friends, we cannot make.

Grass and gophers, sparrows and spiders. The gift received with gratefulness: it can’t be bought and sold.

Bring us out from exile, bring us to our home. As we work for your kingdom, set our hands aflame.

MCA

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Posted on June 21, 2012, in Haphazard, Theology and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thanks for this prayer/reminder!
    I want to ‘renew my mind’ about the symbols of the kingdom! How beautiful it is.

    I hope you will write some new blog posts soon!

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