The Kingdom of God

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Father of light and God of all truth,
   purge the world
   of all errors, abuses,
   corruptions and sins.
Let humility triumph over pride,
   charity over hatred,
   meekness over passion,
   generosity over greed,
and let the Gospel of Christ
   in faith and practice
   liberate the world;
for he is now alive and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.

Percy Dearmer, 1867 – 1936, English priest and liturgist


Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”

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