We find ourselves in a world full of difficulties and troubles.
Relationship troubles such as failing marriages, families that cause suffering, individuals, groups and even races who not only do not get along, but who trigger suffering and pain.
Health difficulties. Sickness, disease, pain – physical and emotional.
Money troubles. Financial cycles that cause damage and hurt. Poverty. Lack of sufficient decent resources.
I could go on and on…but you know what I mean.
This is the world we are born into: the conflict is already here. It is not your personal fault or mine.
This is the context for the Good News of the Kingdom of God where restoration to the way things are in heaven are established on earth.