The Kingdom of God is indeed our true home. And as we fully awaken to the truth of who we are as the very children of God, then we discover that we are indeed exactly as we were created to be. We are precisely and exquisitely created to be the very face of God in human form. Indeed, when we expect to find and then see the face of Christ in our sister and brother, then we recognize the Christ in ourselves. This is the consequence of seeking first the Kingdom of God, whose very nature is Love. Every thought of love reveals the presence of God. Every act of forgiveness extends the Love of God. And as we embrace this truth of who we are as the very children of God, that eternal joy of Heaven is added unto us by way of remembering who we really are.
Herein we recognize that all of humankind is one family. Herein we may rejoice with the psalmist who declares, “For my brethren and companions’ sake I will say, ‘Peace be within you!’ For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good” (vv. 8-9).
- Kenneth Fiery
United Church of Fairfax and their pastor Katherine Arthaud
Community Church of Christ, Franconia and their pastor Barry Jacobson
The Baptist Church, Franklin and their interim pastor Gary Andy