We say that we long for the day of your coming, Jesus,

that we watch the sky, eager for a glimpse of your glory,

that we thrill at imagining the last trumpet call;

But, we don’t really;

not, when we are honest about what we know it would mean.


When your reign is fully revealed in our world, Jesus,

it will be an uncomfortable vision for us,

one of simplicity that challenges our excess;

one of egality that undermines our privilege;

one of meekness that disarms our aggression;

one of temperance that subjugates our appetites.


Yet, in truth, as uncomfortable as it is,

we know that it is only in your justice that life can be found.

So, prepare our hearts,

help us to make straight paths,

and lead us in songs of praise,

as we celebrate this uncomfortable vision.