Thursday, October 2, 2008

The ZigZag Café

We will be convening here at the ZigZag café, Suisse, on Thursdays for conversation and dialogue.

I invite you to stop by every Thursday for the question of the day. Your thoughts and participation are most welcome. Pull up a stool, avec un café, un thé, ou un chocolat chaud, et un croissant, and join in here on Thursday at the ZZ café.

For today:

How would you define home?


harry coe maynard said...


Maybe Abraham and the Pilgrims, could give us a clearer answer. Forgive my somewhat cynical answers of late but, having been involved in politics and the Markets it's been a an interesting month.


Greg said...

Harry coe,
No problem. Cynical answers sometimes have a place, as long as they're not embraced as the end of the story.

I'm still, as I'm sure is the case for many, in a state shock concerning the political and financial situation.

Seems to me that "home" is all the more imprtant to reflect on when the political and financial world have shown themselves unable to offer any true security.

Home has to have a deep connection to memory and love that eventually takes us to the revealed God.

harry coe maynard said...


Yes, seems like the whole world is feeling like it has just been kicked out of Switzerland. What to do?


Susan Barnes said...

My definition of home: a place where you feel safe.

Greg said...

Harry coe,
Hang in there and sit tight.

Greg said...

YEs, a place of feeling safe and maybe a state where you are welcomed, loved, cared for, and accepted.

John said...

Well, the cliche answer is "Home is where the heart is." I don't consider where I live now to be "home." I guess I agree with you, Greg, that home is somewhere where we feel safe and are "welcomed, loved, cared for, and accepted" as you said.
I wonder if we can't have multiple "homes." I consider L'Abri to be home for now, but what about in the future?
Just something I think about.

The Walk said...

I often think about how Jesus had no place to lay His head. I think we've all had moments where we felt tossed about, like nomads. In these moments I remember...Jesus is home. Where He is, is home. "Behold I am with you always..."

I liked Susan's answer about feeling safe. I remember the feeling I got the other day as I walked into church. I felt like I was "coming home."

And then I realized the reality I know there is not stuck within the walls of a building. A family of believers...a God who loves us deeply and washes us in His grace...

This world is not our home. But our Home has entered into this world.

Greg said...

Yes, multiple homes might be a possibility. Ultimately, home seems to be being in community with God, but this reality could be expressed in several home like spaces. Yet, I wonder if home also has some geographical notions that make it more stable and fixed without this being in concrete - a state connected to a place.

Greg said...

the walk,
I like it. Good comment and response. Home has entered the world both creationally and salvically, yet there is much more to come when the earth is renewed and transformed.