17th Sunday in Ordinary time, cycle C
Tell me, what is your understanding of a kingdom? Is our understanding of a human kingdom be the same as with God's kingdom?
If we know what is in store for us in God's kingdom, we would not be in the story state we are in.
The kingdom of God taken all together, could be the very vision of our lives. Now, there are no more thoughts of getting rich or getting even. The kingdom of God is our world with God. Here God reigns.
If that is our sole desire, God's kingdom, could this affect the way we handle our lives? The sorry state of man is seeing himself, alone, seemingly alive, while the rest suffers in darkness and poverty. The kingdom of god enables us to reach out and extend God's loving hands to others.
Finally, God's kingdom enables us to see the whole picture of the essence of it all, and how the rest of humanity are related to us. God's kingdom becomes our path to lead us with each passing day to the Father and to our real home.
Thus, the Kingdom of God is our vision, our present, and our way to the future. Choose the Kingdom of God above all things.