Israel, expecting its return to Jerusalem, perches on the edge of glory. Mary, awaiting the birth of her baby, labors on the cusp of glory. John the Baptist, proclaiming repentance, preaches on the verge of glory. The church, anticipating the second coming of Jesus, worships at the altar of glory. Israel, Mary, John the Baptist and the church were created for God’s glory. Each person’s call to the edge of glory is to know, and make known, God’s glorious presence in the world.