Whenever the kingdom of God breaks in, there is a leveling of all hierarchies. This should make sense to us. When the kingdom comes in that means the King is having his way and we’re all shown to be equally subjects (and not little kings). Not long after though, what has happened every time so far is that some little would-be kings have found ways to bring the old hierarchies back in. I have to hope they didn’t understand that they were choosing the world over the kingdom of God in the process. But there it is. We can’t sit on our own little thrones and have the kingdom of God break in. Those little thrones are the first thing to break when the kingdom breaks in. We live in between the times because the kingdom of God keeps breaking in and our leaders keep pushing it out again.