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Lord, May your kingdom come

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Lord, May your kingdom come

Dear Church,

I’m reflecting a lot on the phrase that we pray in the Lord’s Prayer, “Thy kingdom come Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”  We know, as the first parable tells us that there is a lot of evil around and we feel that it is going to conquer the real kingdom of the Lord.  We are assured with His Passion, Death, and Resurrection that at the end of time  we will be all the more to have the victory .

The other two parables talk about the growth of the kingdom and the kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed so little in the beginning but it becomes a bush so big that the birds of the air are able to fly in to it.

Also a little of pinch of yeast, I don’t know much about yeast, but from what I understand a little pinch of yeast will encapsulate the whole idea of victory over the evil. That’s where I think I am going to try to come in through prayer and a number of little extra good deeds which I have plenty of opportunities to share each week.  We pray that all of these in some way will win the victory and the kingdom will really come.

So Church, we pray for God’s abundance of His kingdom to come.  In all our living, don’t give up hope and don’t let evil run you down. Just know that all of your acts of prayer and faithfulness will really  make a difference.  all of them summed up together with the other believers, we will become a mighty force in choking out the weeds of evil in this world.

Dear Church, I rest in the power of those words, “Thy kingdom come”  and want to say those words  more meaningfully especially during this week.  Alleluia!!

Love, Father Bob

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