Wake Up!

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All creation is sacred to those whose eyes are open.

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Matthew 6:10

“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.”

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Continuing where we left off yesterday, Jesus was instructing his followers how to pray.

Just after telling them not to use many words because God already knew what they needed, he gave them words to pray!

So, perhaps knowing that his followers almost never understood him very well – he might as well give them a short verbal prayer.

It’s a prayer that became well known as “The Lord’s Prayer.”

In today’s passage, Jesus again breaks down the duality between earth and heaven, the secular and the sacred.

He tells his followers to pray that the kingdom of God, or shall we say God’s reign, or the peaceable realm, comes to earth as it is in heaven.

Jesus also said that the kingdom of God is among you (Luke 17:21), or sometimes translated as the kingdom of God is within you.

As St. Catherine of Siena stated, “All the way to heaven is heaven.”

God’s realm is already here for those who awaken to it.

As followers of Jesus, we are called to be living signs of that peaceable realm of God.

We must become it.

How?

By opening our hearts and minds to it.

By being still in the Divine Presence through contemplative prayer (or Centering Prayer).

By following the teachings of Jesus who said to love all people as ourselves, and that blessed are the peacemakers (Matthew 5:9).

We are meant to be part of the divine evolutionary plan of creation which is ongoing.

How exciting is that!

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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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