Surely, the Kingdom of God belong to those who are not only looking for it, but who have eyes to see. Jesus spoke of the Kingdom as something near, something at hand, something within you, but we seldom see or experience it in such a way. From time to time as we are in the presence of some act of grace filled with kindness, or when we hear of an extraordinary act of forgiveness, we might say, "Ah, there...there is the Kingdom of God," but mostly we just look and do not see. If paying attention is a pre-requisite for seeing what is mostly missed, most of us must confess to a seeing that speaks more of acknowledgement than real recognition.
If the Kingdom of God is really in our midst as Jesus tells us it is, we can only wonder if we are really paying attention to the way it can be experienced, felt, smelled, and breathed. The Kingdom of God is a spiritual dimension present midst the present physical dimension so easily seen. God obviously uses the physical as a means of revealing the spiritual, but we must pay attention if we are to really see. Otherwise, we will surely continue walking in the darkness known by men and women like us who have eyes and hearts to see, but move through life as those who are blind.