Monday, January 11, 2010

Discipleship Dare day 10- The Kingdom of Heaven

I love what Jess Bousa says on day 10 of the Discipleship Dare, "In the Kingdom of God all earthly values are reversed. The first shall be last, the last shall be first. The greatest people in the kingdom shall be servants. The kingdom particularly belongs to the poor, the hungry and the mourning. The rich will find it almost impossible to enter."
This reversal of what we have known all our lives will be transformational. We see this now as it happens in part, but when the kingdom comes in fulness there will be no opposition. There will really be "peace on earth."
In the meantime we are sent as ambassadors of this Kingdom of God to implore all who will hear us to come and be a part of it. "So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent me, I also send you."

1 comment:

vegaia said...

Peace on Earth???

Aren’t humans amazing? They kill wildlife - birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - - health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions of more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and once a year send out cards praying for "Peace on Earth."


~Revised Preface to Old MacDonald’s Factory Farm by C. David Coates~

Check out this informative and inspiring video on why people choose vegan: http://veganvideo.org/

Also see Gary Yourofsky: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bagt5L9wXGo