The horizon looks to us like the point where heaven meets earth; it looks to us like that point is a long way off.
The truth is, though, that the horizon is not the place where heaven meets earth.
The truth is also that the place where heaven in fact meets earth is not a long way off; it is right here, wherever we happen to be at the moment.
O Lord, help us always to remember that your Spirit is within us right here and right now, so wherever we are is where heaven meets earth.
O Lord, help us always to remember that your Spirit is among us right here and right now, so wherever your people exist in community is where heaven meets earth.
O Lord, help us therefore, both as individuals and as a community, to live and to love so as to bring the realities of heaven into contact with the realities of this world so that in and through us your will may more and more be done on earth as it is in heaven.