Consider the possibility that the “Second Coming” is our becoming aware of reality, not the return of it. I think it’s significant that the most common healing Jesus performed was the restoration of sight. Jesus once said, “If the eyes are good, the whole body is good.” In other words, clear perception is the doorway to peace and wholeness. Jesus declared that the kingdom of God had come. But some people were frustrated, saying they could not see this kingdom. Jesus told them to look inside themselves. Why? Because it was not necessary for them to look any further than the underlying, unchanging, fundamental essence or nature of their own true Self.
There is so much invested in this notion that things are not as they should be, and we are all waiting and expecting them to change. This is the big thing we are told that God is supposed to do someday. But what is God to do exactly? The reality is that the underlying, unchanging and fundamental truth and nature of all things (including you) is complete unto itself, undisturbed, never threatened, and cannot be made better or diminished.
There’s only one problem: We don’t know or believe this. Why? The same reasons why the people who came to Jesus could not see the kingdom he was referring to.