First Saturday of Advent

Rohr asks us the question, “What misperceptions do you have about God’s Kingdom?”  Were I visiting with him, my reply would be that if I knew that my within my understandings of the kingdom was a misperception, I would not have a misperception.”  I find it strangely comforting that the Disciples, who were with Jesus for three years, day and night, had a hard time understanding the concept of His Kingdom both here now and not yet.  The Big Picture was just as murky to them as to me...and, perhaps to you, as well.  Despite the presence of Jesus on this planet, His example of the depth of God's love for us, and the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit, our version of the magnitude of the Kingdom of God remains a divine mystery and easily misunderstood and misinterpreted by our finite mortal understanding.
Of course, we read His word, pray and listen, but we must, to some extent, accept the reality of our lack of understanding this side of Heaven.  We must accept by faith, the perfect world which is to come while pressing on to become more and more like Jesus in the world in which we dwell now.  And we must, to the best of our ability, try to present as true of a picture of the Kingdom to a hurting world.  Perhaps knowing as Scripture reveals that, “now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now we know in part, but then we will know fully”, we should focus on making Christ known through our constant attention to letting God’s love rule and reign our every decision and every action. That would be a true witness to the Kingdom of God here and now as well as there and then.
Soli Deo Gloria,