…The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field… Matthew 13: 31-33,44-52 St. Augustine wrote; “Set love as the criterion for all that you say, and whatever you teach, teach in such a way that the person to whom you speak by hearing may believe, and believing hope and by hoping love.” There’s a recent book and movie out called Heaven is for Real. I haven’t seen the movie so I won’t speak about it except that the trailers seem to focus on a place. However, I believe that Christ’s meaning in these passages is not merely a place but also a state of being, a rule of life, and a realm of both glory and authority that lay within God’s purpose for our lives. It all begins with the nurturing of a seed out of love. If we but experience this love one time, perhaps we wont need a book or a movie to tell us that not only is the Kingdom of Heaven for real, the Kingdom of Heaven is now.