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The kingdom of God is a way of life.  It is not only a way of life offered by Jesus but one that he pioneers for us. He is our way; he is our freedom.

If we believe that God’s creation is good, then the way to discover ourselves is by self-giving love, saying ‘Yes’ to God. This is the way Jesus lived. It would seem a foolhardy and absurd way were it not for his being raised up, were it not for his belief in the closeness of his Father’s love. If we wish to live the true way, then we are compelled to it through our love for Jesus Christ, not through our own self-willing.

With you, Lord, we are set free from fear and selfishness. With you, Lord, the world has hope of salvation. May your kingdom come on this day and all days.