#AdventBookClub week 5 – day 1 – ‘The Kingdom’

    It's a long way off, but to get
There takes no time and admission
Is free

Here is the paradox of the kingdom of God – simultaneously both near and far, both among us and long expected – with which we have journeyed this Advent. This is a kingdom which we do not attain by our own strength or endeavours, but which we receive through grace, freely and as completely as we are willing to surrender our illusions of control.

The image of “faith, green as a leaf” is striking here. A leaf is not only a fragile thing, an a small thing, but also a growing, living thing, full of potential. I wonder what that sort of faith looks like?

This year for #AdventBookClub we are reading “Frequencies of God: walking through Advent with R.S. Thomas” by Carys Walsh. Join the conversation on Twitter using #AdventBookClub or on Facebook by searching for the group ‘Advent Book Club’.

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