The Kingdom Among You

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In the first reading today from Wisdom 7, we read more about wisdom. “And passing into holy souls from age to age, she produces friends of God and prophets.” Notice that the sacred author refers to Wisdom as “she,” the female personal pronoun. When we seek out Wisdom and invite her into our lives, we draw closer to God and become more peaceful people.

In the Gospel reading today from Luke 17, the Pharisees ask Jesus when the Kingdom of God would come. Jesus replies, “The coming of the Kingdom of God cannot be observed, and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’ For behold, the Kingdom of God is among you.” So it was then, so it still is today.

You see, Jesus ushered in the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is the Church. Now, there are those who will say, “How can that possibly be? Look at all the bad stuff happening in the Church!” Remember the Last Supper? Seems that even there, there was a traitor. The Kingdom of God is not made up of perfect people. But it is led by a perfect King. And when we allow Him to be King of our lives and our hearts, we help bring others into the Kingdom.

Father, help us to not be searching here and there for the Kingdom of God. Help us to realize that the Kingdom is among us. May we always serve King Jesus. Amen.

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