Returning to Eden

The kingdom of God belongs to the childlike.  What Jesus really means to say is that we need to become like babies, infants, those helpless defenseless non-speaking little humans who look around and behold the world with eyes wide open.

And when our eyes are wide open without defenses we will return to Eden:  all at peace with one another, even  the wild animal within us.

Happy Advent!

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The Peaceable Kingdom, c. 1834 (Edward Hicks, public domain)
The Biblical vision (Isaiah 11)

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