Kingdom of God and World

arun simon
Jun 24, 2021

John Caputo, in his powerful work, The weakness of God (page -34) makes an interesting contrast between Kingdom of God and the world. (It is easy to think that it is dualistic etc…but it is not in that domain of spirit-matter or body-spirit dualism). I just quote him in this short piece. The quotation (without my reflection) is enough for us to chew on…

The world punishes the trespass — but the kingdom forgives; the world wants children to behave like the adults (not always such a good idea) — but the kingdom wants the adults to be like children; the world bars strangers or makes them present their papers — but the kingdom offers them hospitality and invites them to the wedding feast.(John Caputo)

Image from Flickr (collective licence)

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arun simon

A Jesuit with all the crazyness… Loves Jesus…Loves church, but loves to challenge too… Loves post modern philosophy & Gilles Deleuze.. Loves deep conversations…