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In Luke 9:62 Jesus said, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” Really Jesus, are you kidding, we can’t even look back!? Perhaps were he telling this mini-parable today he might say “you can’t drive your car forward while gazing in the rear-view mirror; that’s downright dangerous!” And it is. Kingdom living, the best kind of living, is living in the present with an eye to the future. It’s not only safe, it will keep us on track to where we’re headed, while keeping us focused on what we’re doing right now. We can’t follow Jesus if we’re not facing forward toward him.