Devotions based on Haase’s book Living the Lord’s Prayer

We pray thy kingdom come but what does that really mean? In the beginning Adam and Eve lived in an idyllic paradise where all they had all their needs met and basked in the blessings that God had laid out for them. But when they sinned, they eased God out of their lives and usurped His thrown and lost the immediate awareness of God’s all- embracing presence. God’s intention is to restore creation to a place of blessing and that the Kingdom of God would be one of peace, love and justice. Jesus never used splashy words to describe His kingdom but rather used ordinary things that are rather small: seed, yeast, hidden treasure, a pearl etc. that can all have a profound affect. He was saying our individual lives can promote His kingdom in the world more than we know. Like a seed we have the ability to transform the present situation into an experience for kingdom’s peace, love and justice. One-on-one it can be done. As we offer ourselves in selfless acts of love, He will make up for what is lacking.   As Teresa of Avila wrote, “Christ has no body but yours, No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes with which He looks compassion on this world, Yours are the feet with which He walks to do good, Yours are the hands with which He blesses all the world.” .