Foretastes of the Kingdom of God

Robert McAfee Brown quote, foretastes of the kingdom of God

It is our task to create foretastes of the Kingdom of God on this planet - living glimpses of what life is meant to be, which include art and music and poetry and share laughter and picnics and politics and moral outrage and special privileges for children only and wonder and humor and endless love.  Robert McAfee Brown (quoted in reJesus, pp. 29)


I was talking with a friend this morning about some ideas in the EXCELLENT book: reJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church by Frost and Hirsch. If you want to read just one book about Jesus - this is the one I recommend. It is so good, so beautiful, so rich and deep, you should actually do lectio divina reflections on each section so you can gain the full benefit.

But this quote on page 29 from theologian, professor and pastor  Robert McAfee Brown was very moving.

This, to me, is a creative way to understand the work of Christian ministry and leadership. Read the quote several times and begin to envision your day as opportunities to create foretastes of the Kingdom of God on this planet. As living glimpses of what life is meant to be.

Then, be empowered and blessed as you do this.

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International

BrianRice@lcileaders.org