"You say that I am a king. For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth."
Today is the feast of Christ the King and it really got me thinking what his kingdom looks like. Jesus' kingdom isn't royal-looking with fancy robes and crowns. Jesus' kingdom is benevolent; a kingdom of compassion. Jesus sought out the poor and cast-aside. Jesus ministered to the people we hasten our steps to walk past in our day. I think Jesus' kingdom is made up of people helping each other and loving each other like family, especially the hard ones. It is a kingdom of welcoming the stranger, and being selfless and kind to all. This week of Thanksgiving, let's spend a few moments prayerfully considering what we may be called to do to bring about this kingdom of Jesus. Let's think of ourselves as recruiters for Jesus' kingdom, going into our gatherings with love. Are there folks we struggle with during these celebrations? Let's treat them with mercy and kindness. Is there any way we can share our bounty with others this week? Let's do it! This is a great opportunity to go out and show the world, or at least those we encounter, what Jesus' kingdom looks like. Let's get out there and show the world Jesus' kingdom of love! Love, heidi