Do you want to stop wandering, stop trekking, stop zig-zagging endlessly upwards by the sweat of your brow?
Christ says the Kingdom of Heaven–
that mysterious, omnipresent exciting Kingdom–
is not only within you–
it’s within everyone.
What does this mean?
It’s our infinite final frontier.
It’s our perfect spiritual nest.
It’s our ultimate launching pad.
It’s our pure blue skies of happiness.
But what do I know?
It sounds like a lovely place to fly.
So you’re not alone in your desire.
If you want to learn how to fly, why not help someone else?
Let’s face it:
We’re all learners.
We’re all beginners.
We’re all disgruntled veterans and secretly hopeful children.
We all desire a helping hand.
We’ve all risen to grasp some hard-won wisdom but it’s not enough.
We desire–and deserve–to spread our wings.
He or she who gladly helps others, also receives help.
From Heaven and on Earth.
The greater your service to others, the higher the Kingdom of Heaven within you, leads you.
Take this pure moment to trust a little bit.
Hear your own prayer.
Yes, your spiritual eyes can open enough to glimpse.
Your spiritual wings can sprout.
Your spiritual heart can thrill to that mysterious exciting blue reality…
Do you dare to admit your desire to fly?
Do you dare to take that wondrous leap?
I believe you do.
Rev. Scott Ufford