Kingdom of God

The Kingdom Of God Is Like…

by jpserrano on February 18, 2014 · 0 comments

…a group of women from our home congregation, all cancer survivors, who take a photo to support my wife in her fight with cancer.  

This is truly the Kingdom here and now.

This is one of the most beautiful photos I’ve seen.  These women are the salt of the earth.

-jpserrano

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Many people outside of San Diego probably don’t know about Jeff & Jer’s “Breaking and Entering Christmas.”  

The concept of the event is this.  People will send in letters on the behalf of needy families.  The Jeff & Jer Radio Show chooses a family and the show’s producer, Little Tommy, takes some of his friends from Chula Vista break into their house and leave presents for the whole family. They get locksmiths, police, and businesses to help with the event, along with Tommy’s ex-hoodlem friends, so that no-one gets put in jail or inadvertently hurt.

This event from the Jeff and Jer Radio Show is a staple in my Advent/Christmas Season.  

I think it is a testament to this time of year when the story of Jesus has captivated people in many ways and inspires them to be generous.  I think this little radio show gives us a glimpse now of the future Kingdom of God in which there is joy, peace, generosity, and hope.

You should really listen to it yourself.  Be warned, it makes me cry……..EVERY TIME!

Start with Part 3, 2, then 1 in order to hear it in order.

Listen Here 

-jpserrano

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Taking Refuge (Psalm 2)

“Happy are those who take refuge in Him.” (Psalm 2:12, NRSV) Those who put their trust in God have a contentment that is rooted from the outside. God as one’s source of life is always renewing and giving. That person who believes in God has a spring that pours into their lives refreshing the soul. […]

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The In-Between Place

For the last couple of days, I have been reading repeatedly an account and commentary by Rev. Rich Lane on being pepper sprayed during an Occupy Wall Street (OWS) demonstration in Seattle.  I have come back to it many times because I find it to be both thought-provoking and troubling.  I suggest you read the whole […]

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