Monday, November 12, 2007

Day 44: Heading West

We just arrived to our hotel in Tallahassee, Florida. It was sad to leave Kristi and Rick (and Gillian, Aeden, and Rhys) this morning. They are wonderful people really trying to make a good life together. God, it is hard.

So many of us take such great risks. We've leveraged our life-resources for this thing called the Kingdom. It is seldom profitable if done well. We all speak about "sustainability" but shy away from living comfortably...in some ways. I think of the line on Neon Bible: You're working for the church while your family dies. Stark. Wow.

But what are we to do? Just chuck our hopes and dreams for a better world and just "get with the program?" Don't think it's not tempting. Particularly for those who are beyond the 20-something hype / unlimited energy stage. Friends in their 40s and 50s that are still risking approach stuff in a different sort of way.

I have spent hours on this trip in silence, driving interstates, grieving and hoping inside for so many of our friends.

Sometimes I stare into the sky like it's a window to your eye
If clouds can bring the oceans, then how come they have not yet brought you?

- Troy Bronsink

1 comment:

kristi said...

The house feels emptier and much quieter without you guys here. I don't think it would be a bad thing to live in community with you three! Here's to a more hopeful 2008 and to more gatherings with you guys. And the missing paci still hasn't revealed itself...