Buechner, it’s been awhile

“If we only had eyes to see and ears to hear and wits to understand, we would know that the Kingdom of God in the sense of holiness, goodness, beauty is as close as breathing and is crying out to be born both within ourselves and within the world; we would know that the Kingdom of God is what we all of us hunger for above all other things even when we don’t know its name or realize that it’s what we’re starving to death for. The Kingdom of God is where our best dreams come from and our truest prayers. We glimpse it at those moments when we find ourselves being better than we are and wiser than we know. We catch sight of it when at some moment of crisis a strength seems to come to us that is greater than our own strength. The Kingdom of God is where we belong. It is home, and whether we realize it or not, I think we are all homesick for it.” – Frederick Buechner, The Clown in the Belfry, pg. 152-3

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One comment

  1. melanie-pearl

    what in the world. i read that beautiful quote and then it looks like the advertisement video is part of it…

    okay, so back to the quote. wow. that’s amazing. i’m working on a post (still not up)about what poetry is to me and it sounds so similar to this quote, but i hadn’t take it quite this far. maybe the addiction i identify with in the making of poetry (really any art) could also be called the Kingdom Come? i’ll let you know when i get my own words together and you can see how the two relate.

    thanks for sharing!

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