Friday, October 29, 2010

The Kingdom of God is Within You

--from the MEDITATIONS
of Jacob Trapp
Above all
may we keep our wonder
at great and noble things,
like sunlight and thunder
the rain and the stars,
the wind and the sea,
the growth of trees
and the return of harvests,
and the greatness of heroes.
May we come to learn
in our own experience,
in the ineffable mystery
and wonder of our souls,
who he was
and what he meant,
who said,
"The Kingdom of God
is within you."

I have been away from this blog longer than I wished yet we do what we must do and for me, that has been a lot of travel these past months. Yet there in the midst of my travels I reveled in sunlight and shadows, rain and snow and stars, the return of spring and summer, the wind and falling autumn leaves and Pikes Peak, and other mountains and gardens and gardens of flowers. And above all the hearts and faces of people who held both joy and sorrow. Strong, courageous, seeking people! Individual faces I cannot always remember but the memory of the mosaic of faces is very stirring and poignant within me. In my prayer this morning I saw them again,
faces from:
  • Ringwood, New Jersey
  • Ashville, North Carolina
  • Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
  • Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Atchison, Kansas
  • Bristow, Virginia
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Beautiful people who do not always remember that the Reign of God is within them.

So that is why I am reminding you...

The Reign of God
is Within You!


  1. What a good reminder for one and all.

  2. I wanted to go to your workshop but was unable to. I am enjoying Seven Sacred Pauses though. :D

  3. A wonderful message with perfect timing....thank you!

  4. Oh, thank you for the reminder, Macrina :-) The reign of God is within me... within those I love... within those hurting... Hm. Thank you.