Faith is the refusal to panic.
This photo is “enhanced.” The foreground in the original was a mess. Debris lay in a heap in an empty field after the land was cleared. Shadow muted colour. That was one reality. I decided to create a reflection of the upper part of the photo by flipping it and adding it to the bottom. That is another reality. You can see the photo with your own eyes.
Quite often we do the opposite; we define the kingdom of God by projecting our mess onto it. We drag the corners of our disappointment into the future.
I think we begin to see heaven when we pray the Lord’s prayer, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” It’s not about denial; it’s about possibilities. It’s about sanctified imagination. It’s about hope.