What has happened in my own thinking as this debate has continued is on what we believe the work of the Kingdom is.
There are some, probably many, who completely disagree with me when I say that I do not see this campaign as Kingdom work.
I see Kingdom work about bringing heaven to earth and seeing God's Kingdom working itself out in the here and now. I see it most powerfully when the poor and oppressed, widows and orphans, powerless and abused are cared for, given a voice, fed, clothed, healed, restored and given new hope. Right there I see the Kingdom of God at work.
I see Kingdom work when brokenness is redeemed, hurting is healed, hopelessness transformed into hope.
I see the Kingdom at work when people, whose lives have been oppressed and turned into ash trays, find their lives redeemed and their ash trays turned into crowns.
I see the Kingdom when the Church fights for justice, peace, reconciliation and new life.
I see the Kingdom when Jesus is in our midst calling us to the way of the Cross. This is the Way I believe we have been called, so please, can we stop being side tracked and can we walk the Way of Jesus...