Lament the Lack of Belonging
Jesus gave the teachers of the law a fair warning; He told them that He had no earthly home. His calling and ministry was to wander - not to put down roots, not to be immersed long-term in a community (other than His disciples), not to establish a family or a future. For Jesus, no doubt he understood this reality as His calling. For some of us, it feels like a curse. Our world is filled with wanderers - those desperate for belonging, for community, for rootedness - but struggling to find it. In Jesus, there is not indifference to this plight, but identification with this lack of belonging.