[With life returning to some semblance of normality, a post from the pre-pandemic past…]
The Kingdom of God is Like…
A dilemma many of us have faced, maybe it’s a wedding, or a party — we want to invite all our friends and family, but can we? Is it possible to have an open invitation without the situation getting out of hand?
I remember as a young teenager being upset because my older brother received invitations to parties and not me. I remember standing at the kitchen counter, invitation to my brother in hand and complaining, ‘It’s not fair. I’m friends with them too. Why wasn’t I invited?’
‘Stop complaining,’ my mum would say, ‘your time will come.’
Didn’t help that our youth group friends had a saying: ‘You can’t have a party without my brother.’
Hey, I’m the sociable extrovert here! My brother’s the shy awkward type who prefers staying in his room making telescopes and short-wave radios.
So, I lived with these multiple rejections as I believed them to be…
…Until one day, I collected the mail from the letterbox. What’s this? A letter for me? I tore it open and read:
[Continued on Tru-Kling Creations…]
© Lee-Anne Marie Kling 2016; updated 2019; Updated 2022
Feature Photo: Keep the ball in the air — Willunga Almond Blossom Festival © Lee-Anne Marie Kling 2010
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