Belong in the Kingdom of God – Reflections for Advent

The season of Advent turns our attention to the promise of God’s Kingdom – that place and time where all creation will live in harmony with God and with one another. The birth of Jesus marked the beginning of the Kingdom’s coming and so, even as we wait for its completion, we are invited to see it now and to live in it now. The Advent themes of hope, peace, joy, and love are expressions of the Kingdom that are available to us even in the midst of the struggles and sorrows of the world. And, when we live by these values, we join Jesus in proclaiming the Good News – the Kingdom of God has drawn near and everyone is welcome.

We all belong in the Kingdom of God!