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By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture, Dec 05, 2022

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington who has also served as a financial administrator in the Diocese of Lincoln. Trained in business and accounting, he also holds a Master of Divinity and a Master’s in moral theology. Father Pokorsky co-founded both CREDO and Adoremus, two organizations deeply engaged in authentic liturgical renewal. He writes regularly for a number of Catholic websites and magazines.

John the Baptist proclaimed, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Mt. 3:2) Exciting news. He announced the coming of a Prophet, absent from the land for 500 years since the time of Malachi. If the Kingdom of God is as important as we think it is, why can’t we see it? How do we encounter the reality of the Kingdom?

The psalmists frequently invoke the beauty of His creation. “The heavens are telling the glory of God.” (Ps. 19:1) Saint Paul identifies the essence of the Kingdom as a good heart filled with the Holy Spirit: “For the kingdom of God does not mean food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (Rom. 14:17) …