Yet, when Jesus Christ was confronted by Pontius Pilate about the nature of His Kingdom, He clearly stated: 'My kingdom is not of this world
' (John 18:36).
A probe to search for fairies at the Royal Botanic Garden detected evidence of "creatures not of this world
Her reign, like that of her Son, is not of this world
As the Princess of the Moon in Kathryn Posin's Scheherazade, she is clearly not of this world
. Her arms undulate with shimmering fluidity, and sweetness softens her regal bearing.
The evidence that we are not of this world
is always close at hand.
In this brief but pivotal moment, she tricks him into revealing his name, fully aware of the power this gives her, and then finds herself in the throes of a crush on someone she knows is not of this world
. The real twist of the story is when she discovers that she herself is not human, having been "glamoured" to hide her true, shimmering green, pixie self.
And we could assume that, when Christ stood before Pilate and said, "My kingdom is not of this world
," he was not so much concerned with this life but with the promise of heaven, with the promise of life to come.
The Sermon on the Mount coupled with instructions to "turn the other cheek" and "love your enemies" leads to a kingly rule not of this world
, but certainly of earthly consequence.
It is too early to tell if Red Sky - who've scored recently with the art-house hits Not of this World
and Goya in Bordeaux - will continue picking up foreign fare, but they haven't had an interesting release for a couple of months now.
HOLLYWOOD John Daly and Mark Tolner's EnterTech Releasing has acquired two new films -- Italy's "Not of This World
," from writer-director Giuseppe Piccioni, and "It All Starts Today," from French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier.
Nineteenth-century Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, for example, pointed to Christ's presence in nature through his poetry and was "one of the first environmentalists." Jean Donovan, a laywoman martyred in El Salvador at 27, sacrificed her life to remain among the poor during a deadly civil war: "In the end, she knew a peace not of this world
." Darfur native Josephine Bakhita, canonized in 2000, is lauded not only for her heroic life ministering to low-income children but also for symbolizing the plight of Africa itself.
But we should understand that the Kingdom of Heaven is not of this world
. And in the end, it is this Kingdom which counts, not that of the world.