Home Secretary Jacqui Smith was quizzed by Andrew Marr (check out 0.24s into the clip) on his Sunday morning show over the cufuffal regarding her expenses for her ‘second home’. His first question went straight to the heart of the issue, and also happens to be at the heart of the back end of Philippians 3:
“Where is home?”
Potentially the perfect illustration?! But just a few hours too late to make it into my talk. Marr’s point was simple: you can’t have two homes. And that seems to be Paul’s reminder to the Philippians as he calls them to stand firm in Christ: ‘but our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ…’ (3v20), in stark opposition with those whos minds are set on earthly things (3v19). Where is home?