Living the Kingdom now …

October 27, 2009

gospel-thomas-coptic

 

Father Richard writes …

“My task is to live the Big Picture of God (“kingdom”) here and now in an honest and interconnected way which influences my finances, my time, my political positions, and how I use the goods of this earth. The Gospel invites us here, or Jesus is in no way “the Savior of the world” (John 4:42), but only a small scale passing figure. The father of my Order, Francis of Assisi, was fully convinced that utter simplicity had to be an essential part of the Christian lifestyle. Today this is an altogether practical and urgent matter, as we consider how many billion people live on this little planet. We either have to find very real and concrete ways to be brothers and sisters to one another, or any talk of justice, love, or community is largely an impossible dream.”

Picture shows some text from the Coptic version of the Gospel of Thomas

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