Monday, 30 April 2007

Home Sweet Home

I read a quote from Lt. Colonel Sue Swanson recently, who said something like, "I have a home and TSA gives me a quarters to put it in." Her comment shows a healthy understanding of the matter of home. Doesn't it break your heart that so many people are homeless? It's further difficult to consider the youth and children who are homeless in our world...and in our neighborhood. I do mean to distinguish between residences and home.

Can we join efforts to make people feel at home when they come to the Army? ...or when we meet them where ever? The home part is deeper than the house. Homelessness on these terms is wider than we normally consider. Home is where you belong. Home is where you feel comfortable and safe. Sounds like the arms of Jesus.

Revelation 21:3 (MSG)
3 I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: "Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! They're his people, he's their God.

2 comments:

jeff said...

good word Jim. amen

rowelty said...

At last a glimpse of the real meaning of homelessness.
Oh, that more would enlarge their vision.