Eager expectation

Our primary stance toward the kingdom, therefore, ought to be one of hope, an eager expectation that God will bring to completion the kingdom work begun in Christ’s incarnation and continued through the Spirit. To hope is to live into the reality of the kingdom that we hope for. That kingdom is the fundamental aim of human existence and the deepest longing of human hearts. Those who follow Christ in the power of the Spirit should let it determine the character of their lives and their projects. Even though we cannot make the kingdom arrive, our lives and our world, including our political societies and global realities, can reflect some of its character.

Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz
Public Faith in Action