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  • Writer's pictureAllison Wilcox

The Kingdom of God is meant to heal

Then Jesus called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. ~ Luke 9:1-2

OK, well, the Kingdom of God is both confounding and mysterious.

It is hard. Not easy. No always understandable.

But it is meant to be shared.

And it is meant to heal.

Even when we don't understand the Kingdom - or even see it - we are meant to share it.

And to heal with it.

I think of it as God's kiss.

I remember when I was a kid and fell and hurt my knee. All it would take was for my mom to kiss me - kiss it - and it made me start to feel better. Was their science behind that? Could I or my mother explain why it worked? Probably not.

But it did work.

Maybe it was simply the human connection that comforted, even while I was in pain.

Not everything can be healed with a kiss, but it is a good place to start.

That to me is what the Kingdom of God is meant to do - to share a human connection to ease pain.

Something we can do, even when the mystery of it feels beyond our comprehension.

Help me, God to be a worker in your Kingdom for the healing of the world. Amen

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