Chestnut

Faith, it would seem, has this advantage – the believer concentrates mind and heart upon means that dovetail nicely with the end, the “end time,” the “realm.” Let the seeker, like Daniel, concentrate on such means as make that stupendous advent less unlikely, less distant. Let the seeker become a seer. Let him pursue the truth through means that accommodate, welcome, befit the truth. And the seer will come to understand that the Realm nears. This because the means, like a lowly, all but invisible seed lodged in good soil, in sign and portent and hope of harvest, contain the end itself.

Berrigan says we cannot usher in the realm of God with our striving, our genius, or our politics. But we can plant the seed.