Tuesday, May 1, 2012

the kingdom of heaven

Rhinos first time ever to an amusement park
we've been talking a lot lately about a banquet that jesus was invited to. when he was there, he said to his host: “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

 awesome!! jesus was what we would call today "inappropriate". he said this to his host! but thats a whole other story...

what we've been talking about is this idea of doing nice things for others who dont ever get to do them. in doing so, we bring the kingdom of heaven to earth.

how much do we take for granted a fast-food meal, a trip to the beach, a movie, a warm blanket, etc, etc? its amazing how when we start making those things possible for people who have never experienced them before - we never take them for granted again. as jesus said, both of us get blessed.

check out a video of some "kingdom of heaven" opportunities we've had recently thanks to the help of some good friends.

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