Home is….?

So…. what does make Home….Home…

This was our Friday question a few weeks ago and we got some fantastic replies.

A cup of tea or coffee, a wood fire if possible, a candle, a blanket, a fluffy pet of some sort and a good book to read seemed to be the recipe for most churspacions.

But it was more than that too….

Home, according to a lot of you, needs to be a safe place, a place to be ourselves, authentically. A place to socialise, or not to have to socialise, depending on how we feel. A place we can control and curate.

Homes say a lot about us, our priorities in life, our values and identities. One lovely member of our community summed the importance of home up as a place that speaks of us when we are not there, and reminds us of who we are, when we forget. Amen to that.

Home can be a difficult concept sometimes, especially when we don’t have a regular or safe space to call home. We pray for those for whom home is a complicated word.

Jesus said…“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” (Matthew 7:24–27)

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