Then he went home. — Mark 3:19b.
My mother’s last words were that she was going “home.” The word “home” has a unique meeting for each of us. For many of us it is where we go for rest, renewal, and refreshment. Those who work with the “homeless” tell me that having a place is the first step for recovery for those who find themselves on the streets.
It pains me to watch the evening news and see over two million Ukraines “leaving their homes.” Whether it is in the middle of Charlotte or Kiev everybody deserves to have a home, a place where God gives us what we need.
This Lent give some thought to “home.” What can you do to make where you and your family live more of a home? What can you do to help those displaced in your community have a “home.” And finally, pray that our leaders find a way to bring peace to the world and those who have left the Ukraine can return “home.”
My mom wasfond of ‘home is where the heart is’ which gave it an existential quality that defied traditional association with a space. I think she would be proud that I could put that sentence togethere and actually understand it!
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Amen….. this daily meditation has particularly touched me. My great grandson is making a home with his partner and his baby boy. This, well not the way that I would have chosen for him, brings me peace because he is making a home. It is important to him. I believe his idea of home has come from our love and nurturing over the years. God is merciful.