A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

A good place, a place we belong

Why is homeownership desired by so many? Why is foreclosure so especially heart-wrenching?

One reason is because as human beings we feel the deep need to belong and owning one’s own home gives a feeling of being in the place where one belongs.

In today’s first reading (Jeremiah 23:5-8), the Lord makes a promise to His people:

They shall again live on their own land.

The people were indeed restored to their land, although that did not turn out to be permanent.

Ultimately, of course, we will truly have “our own land” in the Kingdom of Heaven: a place of eternal happiness where, only by the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we will truly belong.

Until then, whether we own our own homes or feel forever rootless, we continue our pilgrimage faithfully through this life: resting our souls in the Lord in whom we eternally belong.