June 2, 2017
Hello Cathedral Family,
The Kingdom of God is at hand! That was the announcement from Jesus, but it wasn’t done with an exclamation point…at all. Those who knew the scriptures were expecting something quite different, a kingdom that would come with great force and right all the wrong in the world. They were looking for something that would exact revenge by the wrath of God, but Jesus painted a different picture.
Divine space is what we’ve been calling these juxtapositions that Jesus created by saying blessed are the…poor, mourning, humble…He creates this moment that interrupts your default thinking and forces you to kind of shake your head, cock it to the right a little and say, “…I’m sorry…what?” Now He’s got your attention, and now He can help you understand a heavenly kingdom that operates quite contrary to a worldly kingdom.
This Sunday we’ll continue exploring the Beatitudes from Matthew chapter 5. I encourage you to read and explore for yourself the kingdom of God described by Jesus. The Kingdom is a wonderful series, and I think it would be a great time to invite people in your life who are looking for something different than what this world has to offer.
I’ll see you Sunday!