Be Our Guest

After three Sundays of "the kingdom of heaven is like...", it's clear that the kingdom of heaven is something special, something priceless.  But it's also something apart - until now, we've kind of been on the outside looking in. 

There's a particular Gloria that is just so upbeat, so happy, that I am almost expecting that joy to burst forth somehow whenever we sing it in church.  It's like I'm waiting for something over the top to break out - like a production number from a Disney cartoon.  It's just that joyful.  

Transient

And that's exactly the feeling that Isaiah has here in describing the kingdom of heaven.  It's just that joyful.  

But there's more - not only is the kingdom of heaven that much of a joy, but we're invited.  And the price of admission?  It's free.