Today was a great day. High 70’s. Sun shining. People out in droves. I love working in the city. I love that I work a few blocks away from Rittenhouse Square. I love sushi in the park.
Today a question was posed to me that I could not answer. Ironic considering who I am. The question: If you could live in any city, knowing that you have a job and the money to move there, where would you move? My problem is that there are many, many cities in which I would love to live. I would love to live in Washington, DC to have the opportunity to worship in and serve in NCC under Mark Batterson and his team. I would love to live in Atlanta for so many reasons: to meet Mr. & Mrs. Chill, to be in close proximity to INJOY & the guys at Catalyst, to go to and learn from Andy Stanley & his church. I would love to live in Dallas so that I could get to TD Jake’s church (and to be in the city of my beloved Cowboys.) I would love to move to Boston ’cause I hear about so many things that God is doing there, and because it is one of the most wonderful cities in the country. I would love to live in LA to be close to my friends and to hang out in Mosaic for a while and learn from Erwin McManus. I would even love to live in OK for a while so that I could learn from the guys at Lifechurch. How do you explain that to the managing director of your company? (For the record, I did not mention Philadelphia because I already live here.)
I guess the short answer to the question is this: I want to be wherever God is. God is omnipresent, so I can be happy anywhere. As long as I have my own bed, some pots and pans and a computer. And a phone. Oh yeah, and my Bible. But that was understood, right?