Among, Between, Within You – Br. Mark Brown

Br. Mark Brown

Wisdom of Solomon 7:21-8:1
Psalm 119:89-96
Luke 17:20-21

The Kingdom of God is within you—among you, between you. Within you. Within you.  Do you know the place? Have you found the way to that land of God that comes to us not in things that can be observed? That distant land, that land within you?  That place closer to you than your own breath–and more distant than all stars. It’s here, it’s there; it’s not here, it’s not there—then, here it is again.  It’s so easy to lose your way and then find it once more.

That land has a special atmosphere, a gentle breeze that is the breath of the power of God, a bright Spirit as of a reflection of the eternal light, as Solomon’s Wisdom put it. The bright Spirit of that place—within you—is more beautiful than the sun and surpasses every constellation of the stars.  The only rain fall there is of a special quality, a quality of mercy, mercy that is not strained, but“… droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath.” As a poet[1] once said. Mercy himself is enthroned within you. Read More