Blessed. Even these, Jesus says, are blessed. “For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
What kind of Kingdom is this? And who could be its king?
When we talk about salvation as something strictly individual that results in the transport of our immortal souls to some other-worldly “heaven,” we miss the point Jesus makes that the kingdom of heaven is sprouting up all around us, here and now, as we share his radical program of unconditional love.
Maybe, rather than waiting to hear what God is calling us to, we should do what excites us most and allow God to bless it.
The sky empties itself of color from gray to gray inviting neither joy nor gloom.