With the coming of Jesus, that Kingdom has come near to us. God reigns in every place where people have known Him through the teaching of Jesus. There He can act without danger of being misinterpreted for He is now known for what He is. The believers now perceive Him, not as a God who imposes obligations, nor as a Savior more powerful than the evil ones, but they recognize Him in the gift of His Son, in the humiliation of the Son and in their mutual love.
From this discovery, love and mercy pour forth and, in time, we will see on earth some fruits of this Kingdom. The reconciled children of God are a leavening element in society, and the whole of humanity with its projects, labor, economic and political plans moves towards a common goal: everyone and everything must return to the Father.
Whether we are good, bad, or indifferent, the Kingdom of God will come, with or without our help, because it is actually already here.
|Have Your way. Let Your Kingdom come. :)|
*Source: Christian Community Bible Catholic Pastoral Edition
♥ 3rd of The Lord's Prayer Series ♥