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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Nov 11, 2005

Few clergymen are better able to reduce thorny theological concepts to their pristine socialist simplicity than Bishop Thomas Gumbleton.

What is the reign of God? Well it means our being able to be fully alive as a human person. You know, I guess, if you wanted to put it in specifics, you could say for a hungry person the reign of God means food. For someone who's starving it would mean food. For someone who's thirsty it would mean drink. For someone who’s lonely it means love and friendship. The reign of God is when we become fully alive in all of our humanness and the fullness of the reign of God will happen at some point where every one of us will be fully alive and all of creation will come to its fulfillment.

And you thought it was, like, some big deal!

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