Once Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, and he answered, “The kingdom of God is not coming with things that can be observed; nor will they say, ‘Look here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’ For, in fact, the kingdom of God is among you.” Luke 17:20-21
Hello surfers, I have come across a blog post from rationalmystic that I thought you might like to read. In an attempt to lend credence to the notion that heaven is on earth I have begun this blog with a Bible passage. The authors who compiled the Gospel of Luke were speaking to those first century Christians who formed a community of believers. Those believers had questions about the kingdom of God, not unlike our little social network does today.
His disciples said to him, “When will the rest for the dead take place, and when will the new world come?” He said to them, “What you look forward to has already come, but you do not recognize it.” Thomas 51
Dear surfers, if you are waiting for a sign, not unlike the early Christians, there is no need. The authors who compiled the Gospel of Thomas wrote it between 90 and 100 CE, and they already knew to explain to their community that the kingdom of God is already here. In the future believers will already understand that God speaks to you today, in the present moment, to act in your world. Those early Christians did not have the benefit of the spiritual direction of Jean-Pierre de Caussade. It is our great fortune to have them both.