Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Home

"In our society we have not only many homeless people sleeping on the streets, in shelters, or in welfare homes, but also vagabonds who are in flight, who never come home to themselves. They seek a safe place through alcohol or drugs, or security in success, competence, friends, pleasure, notoriety, knowledge, or even a little religion. They have become strangers to themselves, people who have an address but are never at home, who never hear the voice of love or experience the freedom of God’s children. To those of us in flight, who are afraid to turn around lest we run into ourselves, Jesus says: 'You have a home … I am your home … claim me as your home … you will find it to be the intimate place where I have found my home … it is right where you are … in your innermost being…in your heart.'"

--Brennan Manning

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