Pray for Revolution G.K. Chesterton Quote Shirt
"The wind is up above the world before a twig on the tree has moved. So there must always be a battle in the sky before there is a battle on the earth. Since it is lawful to pray for the coming of the kingdom, it is lawful also to pray for the coming of the revolution that shall restore the kingdom. It is lawful to hope to hear the wind of Heaven in the trees. It is lawful to pray 'Thine anger come on earth as it is in Heaven.'"
-G.K. Chesterton in "The Wind and the Trees" in Tremendous Trifles
It follows that as we pray the Lord's prayer, we petition for the coming of God's kingdom. Indeed, since the time of Jesus' ministry on earth it is at hand, but are we willing to endure the revolution of hearts and minds to bring it to earth?
In The Wind and the Trees a young child mistakes the trees, worldly things, as the source of the wind (a story retold in The Inconvenient Adventures of Uncle Chestnut). May we all remember that true revolution comes from above.