By my message was this. You can't think your way into the Kingdom of Heaven. You can only love your way into the Kingdom.
And love, to borrow a point from James Smith, is always aimed at a vision of the good, a vision of human flourishing. Love is always desiring a Kingdom.
So what sort of Kingdom are you desiring, loving and craving? That's the question I posed.
For me, I said, the Kingdom of God looks like how Jesus moved through the world. That's the vision of the Kingdom I'm loving my way toward. In that sense, Jesus is my aesthetic, how I judge was is beautiful and ugly in my life and in the world.
Christianity, I told the students, is the practice of an incarnational aesthetics.
Loving your way toward something beautiful, loving your way into the Kingdom of God.