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The Reign of God as provocation. Comments to: adebelak@redeemerluth.com

The Reign of God as provocation just does not give up sticking its vision and life right in our faces. The Spirit provokes us to come and live within the fullness of life that has been promised and will come to be. You see, a party is being thrown right now. It is an adventure in grace and mercy and love and kindness with strong accents of justice and peace. It is happening - we are invited to take part. In the midst of a violent world, the Reign of God as provocation bends in toward us to tell us another way to be alive in this world. It reveals how love can and does transform hatred and how forgiveness does create a whole new world. Sure we don't always believe that, and yet, the provocation never ceases. We can expect to be provoked and given the opportunity to enter the life of this Reign.

O God of New Life and All Hopefulness, in the midst of days when our hearts reflect the values of the world around us continue to crack open our hearts with your Reigning and Real Presence. Amen.