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Our Lenten Journey

March 24

“ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD”


You are not far from the Kingdom of God.
Mark 12.34

As a friend of mine always says, “Heaven doesn’t mean moving out of the neighborhood.” By loving God with all our strength and loving our neighbors (as we love ourselves), we experience a taste of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. Sure, some of my neighbors haven’t caught on to this way of thinking, but I’m loving them anyway. Otherwise, how will they ever know the nearness of God’s kingdom. Much less the unconditional love of God? And vice-versa when they reach out to me?

I hear Jesus telling us to put less emphasis on the “burnt offerings” we guard so “religiously”: and show more compassion. The kingdom of God, an immense neighborhood, has no fences. Forgiveness and love come to us through God’s power and cross all the lines we’ve drawn between neighbors. This power brings us nearer to God’s heart and into the kingdom.

Jesus, help me drop my prejudices and selfish inclinations on the side of the road so that I may come nearer to your kingdom.


Deborah Meister

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