“Revelation 1:5-6 sings: ‘Listen to the One who loves us and freed us and made us to be a kingdom people.’ This is a reminder that we are to be an alternative community, living into and out of the kingdom, the realm and rule of God.

Jesus roams among the churches, affirming and celebrating steadfast faithfulness, consistent resistance to empire, and out-loud loving–‘Get up on your feet, there’s life in you yet!’

Jesus reminds churches that we are to be marked by kingdom living; we are to be ‘God’s sign language in a world gone deaf.’ People should be able to look at our churches and see signs, foretastes, and glimpses of the kingdom of God.”

Rev. Janet Wolf

When you look at the church, what do you see?