Sunday, November 6, 2016

And then...

And then, all that has divided us will merge.
And then compassion will be wedded to power
And then softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind
And then both men and women will be gentle
And then both men and women will be strong
And then no person will be subject to another's will
And then all will be rich and free and varied
And then the greed of some will give way to the needs of the many
And then all will share equally in the Earth's abundance
And then all will care for the sick and the weak and the old...

-Judy Chicago

If we seek only eternal life, our eschatology is too small.

Unless we seek the redemption of relationship, of love, of the church, of God Himself, then we are looking too small.

We must be continually dissatisfied with the earth, continually praying, continually seeking until we find the path of love for all, in all, of all, over all the earth. 

If we only seek heaven, our eschatology is too small.  Remember, Satan was in heaven until he was thrown out, seeking the judgment and hatred of even the most righteous man on earth. Heaven itself must be redeemed. It is not enough to be placed in the spirit realm.  We must long for eternal love in all places, even places that cannot be reached from earth except through the Holy Spirit.

We know this new hope begins at the cross.  What is the next step?  What is today's action to allow this eschatology to be imparted?

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