Am I the “Rich man” or Lazarus? Let me share with you…
“The Lord says this: ‘A curse on the man who puts his trust in man,
who relies on things of flesh, whose heart turns from the Lord. He is like dry scrub in the wastelands: if good comes, he has no eyes for it, he settles in the parched places of the wilderness, a salt land, uninhabited.
A blessing on the man who puts his trust in the Lord, with the Lord for his hope.
He is like a tree by the waterside that thrusts its roots to the stream: when the heat comes it feels no alarm, its foliage stays green; it has no worries in a year of drought, and never ceases to bear fruit.
The heart is more devious than any other thing, perverse too: who can pierce its secrets? I, the Lord, search to the heart, I probe the loins, to give each man what his conduct and his actions deserve.’ “Jeremiah 17:5-10
You always here – “Home is where the heart is” But to fully answer this, you must answer honestly, where is your Heart?
Home is where our Lord is. A house is shelter.
As I was “LISTENING” at mass this morning, I was captivated by the REALIZATION of how, the “Church” is my home and my comfort. I never want to leave Mass anymore. My “Home” can never be taken away from me. When I leave Mass, I head to work. No matter where I go. The place where I sleep, is where I work. The place I shop, is where I work. The place I prepare meals, is where I work. I can always find “Work” everywhere I go, but my “Home” is with Our Lord.
My husband and I are about to lose our house. A house that provided shelter for us. As I am packing up boxes and coming to terms, I must admit I was a bit taken back and scared at first, but now can see this as a path we must take. God provided this house and now we must head elsewhere. Granted, we are in NO WAY, The Holy Family, but they too had to pack up and leave on several occasions.
I know that no matter where we find “Shelter”, my “Home” is where my heart is, and my heart is with our Lord Jesus Christ. Almighty Father I ask you through your Most Holy Son, Lord Jesus Christ, to lead the way…