Is there room for an opposite perspective?

Is there a day… a time… for opposites?
Is there space for the “upside-down” perspective of the kingdom of God?

I long for a different way in this world we live in.

When the world says go bigger,
I choose to go deeper.
When the world says it’s about our individual rights,
I choose community.
When the world says fight to get it,
I choose sharing.
I choose active non-violence and peace.
When the world says stay younger,
I long for older and ancient.
When the western world is paramount,
I gravitate further and further east.
In a world of noise,
I long for silence.
Where there is a desire for power and spotlight,
I seek to empower.
When they strive to live the American dream,
I want to join God’s dream for Kingdom living.
When people want the last word,
I want the last question.
In a world of professional leaders,
I hope to affirm the Spirit of God in all of us.
Where the solution is the national level,
I seek to focus locally and with no boundaries.
Where education | information is delivered by the experts,
We learn from each other.
Will the president solve our problems,
Or the message, love, and people of Jesus.
Where the world appreciates flash, show, and control,
I long for humble authenticity.
Where there are quick fixes and progress,
I look for the slow way.
Many want to see the leaves, flowers, branches,
I want to grow the roots… connecting… uniting… strong.

The American dream…
The Kingdom of God.