Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Home by Father Paul Keenan
Within each and every one of us, there lies a place called "Home." It may look and feel different at various points in our lives. There are times, perhaps long ones, in which Home seems to be conspicuously absent. (Did it move away and forget to tell us, or did we wander off from it?) It is there nonetheless and if we are not presently aware of living in it, we are necessarily engaged in the search for it. Home is that place where we feel the greatest inner warmth, where we can go to be ourselves, and it is where we must go if we are to fulfill our purpose in the world.
Home is an inner place, not an outer one. It is important for us to know that, and to know it for sure. Numerous people and influences in our lives will blithely assure us that Home is somewhere on the outside. People spend lifetimes, fortunes and much, much energy trying to find it or create it outside of themselves. But until Home is found on the inside, all our best efforts to build it on the outside eventually come to naught.

Contrary to appearances and to common belief, Home is not something that can be lost. Certainly, there are times in life when we feel rootless, Homeless, sitting among the ruins of shattered lives and broken dreams. In those times, everything in our experience tells us that all is lost, that we are lost. The truth goes otherwise. No matter how discombobulated our lives seem to be, there is still that inward place to which we may turn for solace.

I am not going to print the entire thing here, it is copyrighted. But well worth the read.

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