Welcome Home.
Sept. 7 – 22, 2019

We live in a world full of homelessness.  Henri Nouwen states: “But in this world millions of people are homeless. Some are homeless because of their inner anguish, while others are homeless because they have been driven from their own towns and countries.  In prisons, mental hospitals, refugee camps, in hidden-away city apartments, in nursing homes and overnight shelters we get a glimpse of the homelessness of the people of our time.” He continues, “Probably no better word summarizes the suffering of our time than the word, ‘homeless’.  It reveals one of our deepest and most painful conditions, the condition of not having a sense of belonging.”  We belong to God but that also means we belong to one another; we belong together.  The Church is a gift from God which provides belonging in its most essential form.  The grace of God beckons us to places and experiences where we can most fully be ourselves.  The invitation of God welcomes us “home.”

Scripture Readings

Sept. 7/8 – “Spiritual Home”
Ephesians 2:17-22

Sept. 14/15 – “Emotional Home”
Romans 12:9-21

Sept. 21/22 – “Physical Home” 
Matthew 25:31-36

Searching for Home: Spirituality for Restless Souls  

by M. Craig Barnes 

Them by Ben Sassee

Let Go:  Leaning into the Future Without Fear by Matt Miofsky

Rising Strong by Brene Brown

Lifesigns by Henri Nouwen

Threshold of Discovery: A Field Guide to Spirituality in Midlife by L. Roger Owens

The Path Between Us:  An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships by Suzanne Stabile

The Loveable Podcast with Dr. Kelly Flanagan

Up!  Pixar Feature Film
(Family Resource!)