Kingdom Metaphors #1

We are exiles in the far end of solitude, living as listeners,
With hearts attending to the skies we cannot understand:

Waiting upon the first far drums of Christ the Conqueror,
Planted like sentinels upon the world’s frontier.

Thomas Merton

The quote above came from our teaching time this week as we discussed and explored different ideas regarding the Kingdom of God. The poem above, by the monk and writer Thomas Merton, gives one image on how to to think of the Kingdom being a here and now reality as well as something that is yet to come to its complete fruition.

Do you have some favorite images that describe the Kingdom of God and its already but not yet component?


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