The Kingdom is a social reality. Every image Jesus uses to describe the life to come and the restoration of all things is a social image. The New Jerusalem is an urban social picture, the great feast is a celebratory social image, the newly-built room in God’s house is a family metaphor. The Kingdom itself, which Jesus initiates, and eventually perfects, is a broad social idea that implies a region of people under divine sovereignty. Why, if our future with God is social, should our present be solitary!?
Which of these images is your favorite?
What is your favorite family celebration?