God Around Us

Dear Gabriel,

I went today to a Carol Service taken by the Archbishop of Canterbury. I love this man’s sermons. His voice has such a rich, deep quality, his thoughts so penetrating and profound. His simple message: God’s Kingdom is here already all about us in this world. We don’t have to strive to create it on Earth.

Indeed, that might be counter-productive, because I suppose our version might be very different from others. So, dear Gabriel, wherever you are, do not despair. I am in a café as I write this. God may be seated at the next table. We may not be able to see Him that I do not know yet, though I hope one day to know with certainty that He is there.