All creation is striving to bring forth a mystery beyond itself,
a kingdom of peace and justice.
The created world models it,
the prophets foretell it,
the psalmist celebrates it,
and Jesus shows us what it looks like in reality.
All of these invite us to let God’s kingdom come to birth in our own lives.
—Excerpted from 2012: A Book of Grace-Filled Days
by Margaret Silf