quote: our tendencies & God’s kingdom

Our natural tendency is to search for the perfect, for the powerful, for the pure, and so prepare for paradise. But Jesus’ kingdom is about tiny mustard seeds, not big coconuts; it is about the ordinary act of loving God and loving others with a sacred love that transforms.

The kingdom is as ordinary as a mustard seed, and it spreads quietly, as a mustard seed grows quietly.

Scot McKnight