Creating thin places is a kingly practice of being Forerunners.
Thin places are where we, as rulers on the earth below, meet in council with the powers of heaven above. Thin places are meeting places where kingdom business is conducted by those saints in all times and all places who are Forerunners, the first to assemble and sit on thrones to rule and reign with Christ. While all are called to this destiny, Forerunners are those who have responded to the call now, assuming the ministry of intercession on behalf of those to follow later. In this sense, Basileians are Forerunners, whether they are baptized laypersons, ordained Deacons and Presbyters or those Presbyters also appointed or consecrated as Abbots. When we take our respective seats in the heavenly council, there we each have equal authority but different functions. It is as Forerunners in this council that we fulfill our call to imagine, cultivate and launch kingdomcultural initiatives and communities. All that will eventually be done on earth in and through Basileia in particular or the Church in general is first conceived in this council. We therefore create these thin places by taking our seat in the assembly in response to Jesus, who says, “And I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me, that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel” (Lk. 22:29-30).