There is a phrase that is often used to talk about helping someone through the end of life journey “walking someone home.” This world is not our home. Walking someone home means going as far as we can with someone towards their destination.
Brotherhood looks appealing, maybe even inexpensive. The fact is though that good brotherhood takes work.
Luke 24:13-35 – The two disciples on the Emmaus road met Jesus. Jesus walked them towards home. A home is a place of peace.
We need each other for our journeys home. Walking each other home is doing things together as brothers and sisters.
- 1 Corinthians 1:4-9 – Walking each other home means walking with Jesus. We won’t walk together unless we have the same guide and the same goal.
- Hebrews 10:24-25 – Walking home together doesn’t just happen. It isn’t the “default” setting in brotherhood. We have to choose to walk together. Do we think about our brothers & sisters? What could I do to encourage them?
- Walking home together means caring on a practical level. What would smooth the journey? How can I lighten their load?
We as Christians are walking each other home. If Christ is our guide and companion we are walking together. In a sense, we are together now, but we’ll be more fully together on the other side.