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I snitched the following from Seeing the Everyday (POB 380038, Cambridge, MA 02238 Tel. 617-475-5130.)
[Home] is the center from which we define and understand the nature of everything we encounter in the world. The home...is not one thing among many in a world of things; nor is it merely the product of a culture. Rather, the world of things derives its sense, and a culture its significance, from their relationship to home. Without the home, everything else in the world or in a culture is meaningless. David Patterson
The home is the smithy of our souls. One might be reminded of the line from T. S. Eliot:
shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Home is like that -- discovered, usually, after long and dangerous wandering. We begin in a little home, a little heaven called the womb, and end in Heaven which is our Home.
We begin in the womb, and after birth continue for while in that space between mother and father, a trinity of being. Then we progress in our spiritual journey out from the place where mother and father are God, to that final place of being, where God is our Mother and Father. Another trinity. We become by adoption and grace children of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- where all the hurts and brokenness from our first family, and of our journey between the two, are healed.
One cannot understand the meaning of home until one discovers, at home-coming, Heaven, the Kingdom of God. And when one discovers the Kingdom of God, one is discovering the Holy and Undivided Trinity -- and how we, both as individuals and family, are made in the Imago Dei -- Trinity, Family.
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