Dear Christians (including me),
When we look at the state of the world and the symptoms of its hatred of God, we are often inclined to say “Lord come quickly” – as though Christ’s return is the only solution.
Certainly that’s the final solution, but how could we – in God’s name, no less – refuse our responsibilities in the meantime?
The words of Esther 4:14 come to mind:
“For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
Let’s try to avoid using Christ’s return as an excuse to avoid responsibilities.
In fact it is the very failure of the church that has brought us to where we are.
Bottom line: “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” includes us carrying it out.