From the pit of a Roman prison, Paul writes one of the most beautiful depictions of Christ and his preeminence. In his letter to the Colossians, Paul wants his readers to know more than anything that because Jesus is the exalted Lord over all human powers and structures, we are to live in the present, as the kinds of humans that we will one day become in God’s new creation. Paul assures all of us, that in the mean time, even when things may look like they are all falling apart in our lives, in our community, and in our world, they are in fact being held together and ultimately made new through the power of Christ. He holds all things together, for in him, and for him, and through him all things were created and in him and for him, and through him, all things shall be made new! Join us this summer at Common Ground as we continue to live out and live into the subversive kingdom of Christ.