To different degrees and in different ways we all have a longing for likeness, for sameness. We find comfort in the familiar. Yet, at the same time we are dawn by the challenge of the unknown, excited by what is strange and foreign to us.
Jesus’ invitation to follow Him is not a call to leave home and familiarity but rather a bidding to share what is home to us with others and also for others to share what is home with us. When this happens our home expands and changes as it does for the others with whom we have sojourned with. Our differences are God’s gifts we are to share with each other.