Be a Visitor (Chicago Friday Nite)
Be a visitor because when you visit, u remember how to be hospitable. And what it means to be cleanly maybe. Circle new streets. Be lost. Experience the kindness of strangers. When u visit, things are new.The coats, and personalities. The forwardness. You don’t know everything. You don’t need to. You can ask people who actually know their city well.
Be a visitor to experience God’s creation. Marvel the landscape. Stay still for 2 innings. Be quiet. Search for the Creator.
Be a visitor so u can miss home. When white noise of cars parade into ur sleep and the subtle elevation pops ur ears. 38 floors up. Be quiet. The white aura of the day. And u miss how quiet ur own bed feels. How there was a perfect amount of night and gray far from the city lights.
Visit a new place to ride into ur beliefs. Make a mends with your old nonsense. Give Grace to yourself.
Leave and you’ll free yourself. The possessions that once kept u bound no longer. Your rehearsed motions of life will change. I changed.
Be a visitor so you don’t make earth your home. Our citizenship is of a different people and a different nation. A new earth and a new heavens. There dwells the words of Clive Staples Lewis himself who could remark, “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.”
posted on 07.04.14