Imagine what the world would be like if Christians actually followed the teaching of Jesus, rather than made excuses for why they didn’t.

Imagine what the world would be like if Christians devoted as much time, energy, attention, and money to the cause of expanding the kingdom of God, rather than devoting all of these things to the Democrat and Republican parties.

Imagine what the world would be like if Christians took all of their time and emotional energy into feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, welcoming the stranger, visiting the sick and imprisoned, rather than fighting about politics on Facebook.

Imagine what the world would be like if Christians spent as much time reading the Bible as they did reading social media and news websites.

Imagine what the world would be like if Christians hung on every word that Jesus said, rather than what politicians tweeted.

Imagine what the world would be like if Christians actually acted like followers of Jesus, rather than an extension of something else – a political party, a social group, a club, etc.

Imagine.

Thankfully, God doesn’t need us to do these things in order for God’s kingdom to move forward.  At the same time, we are thankful for the invitation from God to participate in the unfolding of the kingdom in our midst.  We are grateful for encountering Jesus in our journey.