My Kingdom is not of this World, said Jesus.
And when He spoke those words, His nation, Israel, was occupied by Rome, and ruled by a hedonistic ‘king’, both of which oppressed and abused the people.
Jesus’s kind of thinking has led some to believe that Christianity is of no earthly use; has nothing to say about the present; and tends towards the impractical. Nothing, however, could be further from the truth, for Christianity changes the hearts, minds and actions of those who live ‘here and now’. Furthermore, its principles and values infuse the lives of the who have come to believe in the King and the Kingdom of Heaven, and they apply its values to the world they can see, and in which we all live in.