We are given a picture of such a beautiful world by Jesus today. A world where we are bigger than our grievances, where we are bigger than our personal ambitions, where we are bigger than our greed. A world where we are always kind, generous, forgiving and altruistic. A world where we don't expect something to be given to us because of our actions. What a world this could be.
Realistically our human selves makes the existence of this world Jesus describes a bit problematic. If we look at the themes that run through scripture, greed v. generosity, forgiveness v. vengeance, hate v. love, we see that we have a ways to go. We see that we haven't changed, at our root, all that much. Sure society and culture and technology and knowledge have all increased, but our basic drives haven't. Jesus points us to that for which we should strive. What a world it could be.
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