A Better Place?

I’m enjoying reading Wendell Berry lately and his stories of the Port William membership. I read this recently in Hannah Coulter:

Most people now are looking for ‘a better place,’ which means that a lot of them will end up in a worse one. I think this is what Nathan learned from his time in the army and the war. He saw a lot of places, and he came home. I think he gave up the idea that there is a better place somewhere else. There is no ‘better place’ than this, not in this world. And it is by the place we’ve got, and our love for it and our keeping of it, that this world is joined to Heaven.

I wonder if Berry’s ideas can be applied to living in Chicago…

Jeremiah 29!

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