“Let’s say that instead of the present being pushed into the future by the past, that the past is being pushed out of the present by the future that is constantly rushing in.” (McClaren, Brian. The Story We Find Ourselves In. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. p. 148)
I have been reading the The Story We Find Ourselves In and have been enthralled by the treatment of the future of the world. The idea that is presented in the above quote and extrapolated in the chapter is that God is calling the world into the future. The future that we pray for in the Lord’s Prayer “thy kingdom come.” I think that this way of thinking about God’s work in the world is compelling. It is an active involvement that both allows the world to continue on a path and drawing the world toward a particular end.