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Tuesday, November 20, 2018


     “Now when he was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them and said, ‘The kingdom of God does not come with observation (μετὰ παρατηρήσεως); nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Lk 17: 20-21)

     It’s not by empirical observation, which is the “scientific” method of learning something new, that the Kingdom of God “comes” into my life. The “newness” of the Kingdom of God is something I am given to experience not primarily by the physical senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch, – but in the small victories on the battleground “within me.” It is from within the invisible reality of my life, of my invisible interaction with “this age” (cf. Eph 6: 12), that the grace of...

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