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
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