Getting real

I haven’t read it yet, but I like the title of Rutger Bregman’s new book Utopia for Realists.  One problem with both Brexit (Let’s take back control!) and Donald Trump (Let’s make America great again!) is that there’s no vision – it’s simply nostalgia for a fake past.   I want a ‘utopia for realists’ – even if getting there will not happen in my life-time.   Of course Christ beat Bregman to it – ‘Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things (food, drink and clothing, etc) will be added to you’.   The task then is to discover the meaning of ‘the kingdom’ – what has yet not been fully discovered. – the journey towards becoming fully human.  What might that kingdom look like?   Well let’s turn to the gospels – and this blog I hope – and try and get a bit nearer.