Thought for the Week: Rev. Alan Sharp

Jesus famously said that it was easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.

We may well be assuming that Jesus is talking about heaven and certainly the rich may find entry there difficult.

But Jesus actually said the Kingdom of God.

For Jesus that Kingdom is in the here and now.

The Kingdom is wherever we act in Jesus’ name to push back oppression, injustice, misery and spiritual darkness.

The rich and indeed all of us are useless when we sit on wealth and talents.

When we are prepared to use what we have and even surrender ourselves to Jesus then we find ourselves engaged at the point where light pushes against darkness and heaven annihilates hell.