Welcome to the fourth annual WALKING EPIPHANY series of guest posts! You can see previous posts from 2018 here.
For the past four years, I've asked a few friends who live around the world to take a walk through their neighborhoods and share some of the ways they encounter and exhibit the presence of Christ. Each of the friends contributing to the series selected from a variety of thoughtful prompts (collected from my subscription to these excellent daily readings), and today I'm sharing the prompt that has been most often used ("Local ground") along with the photos and captions sent in. I love seeing the various perspectives as well as the common themes in this response.
How about your local ground?
Don't miss the opportunity to engage with thought-provoking questions for your own neighborhood, listed at the bottom of this post.
Prompt: Local ground
The likeliest path to the ultimate ground leads through my local ground. I mean the land itself, with its creeks and rivers, its weather, seasons, stone outcroppings, and all the plants and animals that share it. I cannot have a spiritual center without having a geographical one; I cannot live a grounded life without being grounded in a place.
Scott Russell Sanders, Staying Put: Making a Home In a Restless World
Our new neighborhood
Bridgeport, Connecticut (south end)
Here are 9 more neighborhood introductions from around the world that friends have shared with us here over the past 4 years. (I'd love to hear about your neighborhood in the comments below!)