follow the vision

Wednesday May 1st, Revelation 21:  1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."  This is a vision of God’s kingdom in heaven becoming God’s vision on earth and for all humanity.  All who are victims and who are hurting will weep no more and every tear will be wiped from their eyes.  All who are perpetrators and who are hurting will weep no more and every tear will be wiped from their eyes.  There will be no death, no mourning, no crying, no pain, only the joyful presence of God with all of humanity and all of creation.  It begs the question, if this is God’s vision, why do we work so hard at maintaining war and injustice in this world?  Why do we spend over half of our economy on ways to kill and come unglued over a few dollars to heal? Why do we defend to the last straw the so called “right” for every Tom, Dick and Harry and Sally to carry a weapon designed for killing? This last year we have seen outrage on the airwaves and in the halls of state houses over wanting to pay for health care and barely a whimper over the trillions to kill.  Many in the name of god, (and for the glory of profit) try to lead us in the opposite direction of God’s leading.   God is leading us to focus on ways to heal, however for the temporary and temporal satisfaction of greed fulfilled by a few, so much of humanity is kept far from God’s vision.  Someday maybe, someday, we may get back on the path God has set before us.  In the meantime, for those who have eyes to see, follow the vision.  


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