Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways.
You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Mark 14:22-25 (RSV)
And as they were eating, he took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.”
And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. Truly, I say to you, I shall not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”
“The homeland of the soul is the Kingdom of God. Every dissatisfied longing, every sense of frustration, every realization that we have missed the way, every consciousness of need unfulfilled is an unconscious crying, ‘My land, my land.’ We know we are made for that ‘land,’ and have the feeling of being prodigals in a ‘far country’ until we come back to our Father’s house.”
-E. Stanley Jones
Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”
The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity.