11/16/14 Next-Year People, Matthew 5:13-16, Isaiah 2:1-4
Is there a difference between hope and illusion? This is a hard question for a Christian to ask, especially when we take into account passages like these from Isaiah that seem so absurd given all the evidence we have to the contrary. How do we keep this image of the Peaceable Kingdom one of hope and not of illusion? What do we make of Jesus’ claim that this new reality is breaking forth even now? And not only now, but inside of us?