October 14, 2018

“To Be Alive”

The kingdom of God is not for sale.  And look, the poor can’t buy it with their poverty any more than a rich man can buy it with his gold.  The kingdom of God, according to Jesus, is God’s gift to be given to the people God chooses to give it to, and for whatever reason God wants.  The catch is, you have got to be free to accept the gift.  You cannot be otherwise engaged. You cannot accept God’s gift if your hands are handcuffed to something else.  You can’t make room for it if all your rooms are already full.  Yes, and you can’t follow Jesus to where Jesus wants you to go if you are already booked in a Ritz Carlton somewhere else.