Faith in the Streets

North Presbyterian Church

By Fernando Dall'Acqua (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons By Fernando Dall’Acqua (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons By Sara Miles

Reblogged from Huffington Post:

I begin to see that city-ness, not necessarily prettiness, is a characteristic sign of heaven. Sexier and more beautiful than Eden, it’s a crowded, busy place jammed with languages and peoples, including those who argue incessantly with one another. It’s not homogenized: there’s room for all differences, desires, sufferings and healing. The city of God is a place so mixed, so layered, and so apparently impure that it proclaims a love vaster than we can come up with on our own. Here it is: Heaven on earth.

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