What if everyone would use their imagination and imagine a nation where justice and peace prevailed. I think that is what Jesus was trying to teach the small group that followed him around for three years. Eleven got it and one traded imagination for a handful of coins. If we imagine a nation where race was the human race and where guns sounded the start of a race what would things be like? If we imagined a nation where someones face was a reflection of your own would their be more smiles? Can we imagine a state where education really is a priority rather than a talking point for politicians? Is it possible in our cities that the Church bans together to use its varied gifts to address the hurts and needs of a community and not just worry about its own parochial needs?
What has made the United States unique is that we have empowered people to employ their imagination, to apply their faith, and work hard to better themselves and others. Everyone should be a dreamer and part of an imagi-nation. Let’s break glass ceilings, let’s say, “you’re fired” to people who cherish personal attacks over real ideas, let’s tear down walls that divide us, and let’s build bridges using the Golden Rule.
Start this Sunday by taking a Sabbath to rest, reflect, and imagine that the Kingdom of God has already broken into the world and you are an ambassador of that.