Here we have no lasting city . . .

by Scott D. Hendricks

If you are a Christian, no earthly city is yours. . . . Though we may gain possession of the whole world, we are nonetheless strangers and sojourners in it all! We are enrolled in heaven: our citizenship is there! Let us not, after the manner of little children, despise things that are great, and admire those which are little!

~ St. John Chrysostom

Christopher A. Hall, Learning Theology with the Church Fathers ( Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2002), 198.