I wonder if there's a similarly of thought to ponder if one exchanges the word 'country' (in the following quote) for 'Kingdom.' Consider then the words of Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), as he pondered the essential nature of the US in his day.
"You see, my kind of loyalty was loyalty to one's country, not to institutions or its officeholders. The country is the real thing; it is the thing to watch over and care for and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out . . ."
Loyalty to God's Kingdom, the real thing, the 'Musing, Bright Country.'