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Popular Christian theme of 'Kingdom of God' during festive season of Christmas is central to spread message of hope
The Christmas festive season around the world is being celebrated with verve by decorating the public places and households with lights and festival motifs. Besides festivities, many people dressed up as Santa Claus can be seen offering themselves for the selfies. Also, selfie points have been created at public places for celebrants to take selfies for posting on the social media.

However, there are religious, cultural and spiritual aspects of the festival. The Churches have been decked up, carol singing is on and discourses on teachings of Jesus being organised. One of common discourse theme is the 'Kingdom of God'.

The 'Kingdom of God' is the central theme of Jesus' teaching and is often reflected upon during Advent and Christmas festival season. Christian scriptures say that Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God. He had preached saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."

It is held that Jesus consistently taught the message of hope or gospel which meant 'good news'. He had trained His 12 disciples and sent them out 'to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick'. The scriptures say that Jesus after His crucifixion and resurrection had appeared before His disciples and spoke of the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.

Speaking to His disciples, Jesus has been quoted to have said, "To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables, so that 'Seeing they may see and not perceive, and hearing they may hear and not understand; lest they should turn, and their sins be forgiven them'"

It is often interpreted spiritually that the Kingdom of God was within each human being to be sought and realized. Here are some of my haiku on this theme of Christianity.

Lies divinity
within, as Kingdom of God,
Where purity reigns


For Kingdom of God,
Source of creation is within,
Purify in-self


Create Kingdom of God.
Kindle your in-divinity.
Get spiritual.


In Kingdom of God
Piety and love are supreme -
Products of pure mind


On this Christmas
Kindle the spirit of Jesus
Forgive and love all.

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