The True Magic Kingdom

This week we were with the kids at Disney World I was reminded of this post I wrote after a previous trip to the Magic Kingdom so I thought I would share it with you again…

word of a woman

Cinderella Castle by day

Every tongue, every tribe, every nation…sounds like Disney World.

Young and old, rich and poor, women and men, gay and straight…everyone gets to play.

Every year people from all over the world travel to Disney. The attendance numbers of Disney Parks dwarf that of the closest competitors. Every year almost 121 million people visit a Disney park. Amazing.

I think it is because of the longing we have for a bit of magic in our lives. We long for a Kingdom which is already but not yet. A Kingdom where everything is beautiful and right; where creativity applauded, where anything is possible, where good always wins and evil is vanquished. We want to live in a place where everyone gets to play, where everyone is celebrated in spite of and because of their differences.

The church could stand to be a little more like Disney World. The employees…

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