Jesus talks more about the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Heaven than anything else. More often than not he takes the traditional images of what people thought the kingdom looked like: a banquet, riches, bread of salvation a garden and turns it on its head. Instead Jesus says the Kingdom is like the finest and fanciest banquet that is attended by the homeless, the sick, the poor and rejected. The Kingdom is not gathering riches but selling everything that you have for the sake of the Good News. The Kingdom is not the legendary unleavened bread of salvation that sustained the Israelites in the wilderness on their way to the promised land, but instead is bread that has been transformed by yeast. The Kingdom is not a perfect and orderly garden, but a garden filled with weeds that grow into trees in order to welcome birds to nest in their branches. The kingdom of God is filled with people and things we would never expect. Who do you think is welcome (or not) in God's kingdom?