I suspect we all have intuitions, even visions, of what God’s new heaven and new earth shall be like—the Hebrew prophets sketch this out a bit: the peaceable kingdom, justice, well-being and provision for all. For those of us who are impatient, we want all this now—we do not want to wait. We could sit and pout. Or, while we are all waiting for the mighty acts of God, we could do stuff. We can actually bring into being what we are waiting for, what we envision for the future.
-Br. Mark Brown, SSJE