“know this, that the kingdom of God has come near you.’” – Luke 10:11
I spent some time this morning with my favorite modern-day philosopher, Mr. Don Henley. In his song, “Learn to be Still,” he suggests that,
“heaven is lying at your feet,”
but we will never see it because we are so distracted in this life. I agree.
So here is your challenge for today. Set 3 or 4 alarms on your phone throughout the day; just choose some random times when you know you aren’t going to be otherwise engaged. And when that alarm goes off, just take a minute or two, wherever you are, and just be still. Look around you. Be aware of the small glimpses of heaven that surround you and breathe in the presence of God. Embrace this life for all its worth, friends. We are indeed living in the kingdom of God, if we can only take the time to recognize it.
Thank you, Mr. Henley, for saying it so much more eloquently than I ever could.
Song of the day: Learn To Be Still – The Eagles
Lectio Divina Passage for today:
“Then He turned to His disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see; for I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see what you see, and have not seen it, and to hear what you hear, and have not heard it.”