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bethestraw:

I’ve always been moved by stories of returning home - I attribute this to early exposure to movies like the Wizard of OzHomeward Bound, and E.T.. When I discovered the array of teachings regarding the vision of a pilgrim church, I was captivated. We are all journeying towards our true home - Heaven. I have been so intrigued and inspired by this concept of returning home that I once wrote and helped produce a play exploring this journey, The Walk Home (2008) - disregard the cheesy flyer.

Returning home is a beautiful thing.

Suffice to say, I have been fascinated by all the talk these past few days regarding LeBron James’ desire to do just that, return home. What did he mean? What does he consider home? Why does it matter so much to him? And so I read his essay and thought to myself, “Man, this is some insightful stuff.” Yes, I know, LeBron James might not be anyone’s go-to theologian, and at first glance there may not be much about Heaven that can also be found within Cleveland’s city limits, but I do believe that in LeBron’s honest words about returning home, there are some nuggets of wisdom that connect with our own returns to our true home. Yes, his essay doesn’t line up perfectly with our own pilgrim journey, but I do think that we can honestly learn things about the Kingdom, through the words of King James. Let’s see.

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