I remember when we were buying our recent home. I wanted a yard, I wanted a driveway, and I wanted a great neighborhood where there were no troubles and I never had to deal with the neighbors if I didn't want to. Maybe I'd invite them over for a cookout or something.
But we didn't have the money to get that kind of house. So we got this house where we live next to a set of apartments that are pretty transient. We're not in the neighborhood we desired, but I found it interesting that we want large, glorious homes with nice yards that separate us from people. I think it should be the opposite in our churches.There are two kinds of itinerancy, one is following Jesus, and the other is the restlessness of the market place.
With God's grace, we have the capacity to make and cultivate things and places that are truly good. In making and tending to things in this world, we cultivate human life. David Matzko McCarthy