As Christ followers we live in the soap opera of life on this planet with all the drama, danger and concerns that go with it while at the same time aware that there is a Kingdom that is invisible and eternal that is our real home. In the world we are at a critical time of history filled with change and conflict that calls for our attention and involvement. In the spiritual world the Kingdom of God is advancing in remarkable ways. It cannot be controlled and is active 24 hours a day across borders, governing philosophies, social and economic classes, languages, and ethnic groups. Spiritually speaking this is a great time to be alive.
In the midst of all this Jesus calls us to be "in" the world but not to be "of" the world. How do you deal with that?
Personally; When it comes to being “in” the world” I am trying to find what I can live with. I am not sure I am "there" yet. At one time I thought getting the right people in government would solve the "in" the world part of it but I have since learned that life is complex and people cannot be trusted. At this point I remain "informed" but somewhat lost or disillusioned. I want to take action but am not sure about the right way to do so.
When it comes to the spiritual side I have peace about how I want to live my life committed to the advancement of the Kingdom and am fully engaged, at least as far as "missions" goes. I am still working on how I "do life" on a daily basis with my neighbor. For now I have peace with God but feel unsettled in my mind about the “world” stuff.
I am interested in hearing about how you are processing this conundrum. Is it safe to share? What a strange time we are living in.