I thought this story was interesting. Here is a bit from it…
You look at the note again. You’d missed the fine print at the bottom.
It reads: If you see anything that looks familiar you are still in your old neighborhood. You are going where you have not been.
Great, you think. Moving into a different house is one thing, but to travel to a town you’d never seen and move into a new home is something altogether different. For a moment you are tempted to turn around. In the distance you can hear your friends calling you. They are yelling about how great the worship was in the park and praising God for the revival in the church and someone is shouting that two skateboarders got saved and are coming over for breakfast.
You walk on. Soon you don’t hear them anymore. You have left the old city.
What do you think the author meant?
Jonathan asks some difficult questions in his post, The Christian Refugee:
Refugees are forced to wander, and disconnected from community they have no roots to plant. Forces have appeared to work against them leaving them with no place to settle. Their heart is with their homeland, yet where is that? Is it back where they left? Is it somewhere right next to them?
Walking away, to where?