Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you. Renounce the hope that in the Second Coming Christ will act more like Caesar than Jesus of Nazareth. God meant it the first time, and it will be no different. The cross is not God's B game. God comes among us not conquering but asking for love.
Christ lures us away from supremacy. Christ is an outcast, whomever we reject or despise (“so marred was his appearance”) to heal us of our resistance to love. Christ is homeless, a refugee, a migrant. Christ is black, queer, alien.
The only barrier between us and heaven is the limit of our love. God comes as the Other and asks us to love and the Kingdom comes no sooner than we see her and love her. The Second Coming has come a million times and we keep missing it.
Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve
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