Bloom where you are planted. Through Jeremiah, God tells the exiled Israelites that they are to live fully and caringly in Babylon, even praying for the welfare of the city. Paul reminds Timothy to endure as Christ endures, and as Paul is enduring, to show his faithfulness to God’s call. Jesus heals ten lepers, sending them on their way; but one returns to give thanks. As followers of Christ, we are a people on a journey. We, too, are called to build and grow, to share and serve, to praise and give thanks, wherever that journey takes us.