Come Together

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May we all take part in God’s unfolding love story.

(Listen to my song “Shall We Sing” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Mark 4:26-27

Jesus said, “This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how.”

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For Jesus, the “kingdom of God” is clearly not some distant heaven.

It is available now.

As Jesus said: “No one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’ For behold, the kingdom of God is among you” (Luke 17:21).

Unfortunately, many have warped this teaching about God’s kingdom into an evacuation plan to a heavenly reward…and made our lives into individual “private salvation projects” as Thomas Merton put it.

God is in a constant state of loving us.

That is what unconditional Love does.

It’s a Flow.

It is as if seeds of love were being scattered about.

The seeds are sprouting and growing everywhere…quite unbeknownst to us.

This Love is slowly transforming everything.

It is drawing us forward to the fullness of who we are as beloved sons and daughters of God.

This is the coming of the kingdom of God here on Earth.

Jesus is asking us to be a partner in building this kingdom or “realm of God” in our communities and beyond…by spreading seeds of that same Unconditional Love to others and all of creation.

Let us do this together.

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Listen to the song of the day “Shall We Sing” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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