- God promises 100/1 to those who leave everything and everyone to follow him, and I am way past that number, but I think these two weeks take the biscuit at least in intensity: so very full of re-encountering past friends, colleagues and missionaries, and finding others whose lives have so quickly entered right to the core of mine. For all of this, I am grateful.
- When I came to Australia - which felt and feels still now very led by God - one thought I had was that it would bring me closer to Asia, and as a missionary and a lecturer in theology, that felt important: we need to open our minds and reflective processes to know, understand better and integrate this continent's cultures and ways of thinking into how our faith seeks understanding. So far I have been to Singapore and the Philippines, and I feel that particular aspect of God's bringing me here has at least begun :).
This post will have a lot of photos and some music - if only because I don't think I have ever been so photographed as during these past two weeks - and each and every person with whom those photos were taken has in one way or another left a mark. For those who were not with me on this adventure I will repeat two things I said there, which remain as background music to my prayer as I settle back into Australia: