Sometimes we do the “non-reign of God” thing because we do not know what else to do. We killed Osama bin Laden to make the world safer and yet we know from Jesus’ teaching that the way to go is to love our enemies and do good to those who hate us.
I would rather do the type of action that promotes the Reign of God. All I can do is take care that my own thoughts and actions do that, with God’s help. I catch myself putting others into categories that “put them down”. Lord, help me to see Your love and Your goodness in every other person. Help me to see clearly how Your Way of respect and littleness is truly victorious.
I have begun reading a book about Islam so that with the next Muslim I meet, I will be able to dialog and affirm the Spirit in that person. Lord, may your kingdom come!