how do you see the kingdom of God?

by Buzz on 11/03/2017

tell me, my friend
do you see it as
a night club
or a park?

makes a difference

see, you have to earn your way into a night club

you have to look right / dress right / be one of the right people
if you want the bouncer to let you slip past
the velvet noose

and once you’re in

well, you’re so much more important than those who were turned away, right?

I mean, you look right / dress right / are one of the right people
so of course you belong there
of course others don’t
and of course
that means
you’re better than them

right?

on the other hand

if you see the kingdom of God
as a park, well…

nothing special about that, is there?

I mean, any asshole can go to the park, right?

it belongs to everybody so how can it be special?

you can be a filthy half-naked bum
without a penny to your name
and have as much right to the park
as the wealthiest billionaire in the finest clothes

(in fact
most billionaires
wouldn’t be caught
dead
in a public park
it would ruin
their clothes
not to mention
their status)

one last thing
separates night club from park

you’ve been told about the night club

but you haven’t visited it

and nobody you know has visited it

and everybody who says they have

is a liar

the night club may exist
the night club may not exist
the night club may be fanciest
most exclusive penthouse in the city
or it could be a warehouse
where they’re throwing a rave

you won’t know
until you get there
and find out
if you’re on
the guest list
or not

but the park
is right here

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