For my theological book study group I’m reading The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard. He has a great deal to say about the Kingdom of God and I wanted to share this little bit with you:
Jesus came among us to show and teach the life for which we were made. He came very gently, opened access to the governance of God with him, and set afoot a conspiracy of freedom in truth among human beings. Having overcome death he remains among us. By relying on his word and presence we are enabled to reintegrate the little realm that makes up our life into the infinite rule of God. And that is the eternal kind of life. Caught up in his active rule, our deeds become an element in God’s eternal history. They are what God and we do together, making us part of his life and him a part of ours. — Dallas Willard
Reintegrating “the little realm that makes up our life into the infinite rule of God” is an element of our salvation that I’ve never heard nor read before. And yet it rings so very true.