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Date: June 17, 2013 Speaker/Pastor: Terry ChapmanThe Way Home We all start there, or to be more precise, here, at home, that place and time where we are held in love’s warm eternal bath, essentially blessed. Baptized in the waters of fading innocence, very early on life’s journey, we find ourselves drifting on currents that carry us away from home. From mother’s breast denied our longing to the uninitiated father’s clumsy tutoring, we are all schooled in the art of leaving home until we are cast off, some before their time, like a dinghy onto life’s tumultuous sea. Some fare reasonably well on this vast foggy ocean learning to navigate with ego’s sextant, albeit mostly in circles, around others who in their too little vessels have forgotten their way to shore, or even that there is a shore. For countless others there are homecomings. Some come out of the fog drifting onto beaches on islands of hospitality, there finding refuge among other castaways. Others, whose battered, sinking floats are plucked from the waters by angels find themselves still shivering in love’s familiar embrace. Still others, though they are few, awaken with graceful intention as if their little boat and the assaulting waves were all a dream, to know, really know, through the clearing fog, that they were home all along as they sail in their little boat on the ocean of God’s love.
The most important this is to remember the most important thing. The Way Home We all start there, or to […]Read more