STOP AND THINK – There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. (Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa)

It has sometimes been said that “You can’t go back.” If you do, however, you will likely find that things have changed greatly in your absence. But, even if things are pretty much the same as when you left, there will no doubt be significant change, as Mandela suggests. The change, however will most likely be in you. And that will affect your return for good or bad.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Romans 12:2)