For those called to be the original disciples these are unintended consequences. And they were so challenging, these glimpses of heaven, that the original expectations of national pride and militarism fade into the background.
Our original motives and expectations are challenged when we sign up to do God’s work. Things never work out like they are supposed to. But instead of imposing our kingdom (with all your power and influence), I’d like to invite you to look for God’s kingdom…and not only in what you are doing but also who you are becoming.