The Love of God and God's Purpose for Creation
In my frequent reading of Christian books I often read that I should be advancing the Kingdom of God on earth. Somehow I need to work in my own life or community to bring God's Kingdom; it is my (or our) responsibility. Exhortations are made to do more good works, live like Jesus, sin less or stop sinning (as if that is even possible), and other such ideas. While I certainly agree that living like or following the ways of Jesus during his earthly ministry are very worthwhile and profitable, I wonder if it is really our responsibility to bring any kingdom down from heaven.