“What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. – A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
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Jesus said, “I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit.”
The Aramaic words that Jesus used that have been translated as the “kingdom of God” would be more accurately translated as the peaceful and spacious realm of Unconditional Love.
Jesus had just told a parable about a very unconscious and violent action taken by a group of people.
That’s when he said today’s verse.
Jesus is also quoted elsewhere in scripture as saying that the kingdom of God or kingdom of heaven is among or within you (Luke 17:21).
In other words, it’s always available.
But it’s not accessible to those who are not consciously aware of it.
When you are instead operating from a self-protecting and self-centered ego, you will be focusing on separating, dividing, or personal gain.
That will lead to divisive and hurtful actions.
When you are present to the now, letting go of the mental commentaries and simply resting in the Divine Presence, the kingdom of God comes alive.
You experience the peaceful and spacious realm of Unconditional Love that is one with all.
Some form of meditation such as Centering Prayer is helpful.
When living while firmly rooted in this realm of peace and abundance, you will naturally be more loving, forgiving, and compassionate.
You will, as Jesus put it, “produce much fruit” and probably will not even be aware of it.
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Remember: God loves you!