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What can we do when the natural uplift of home has eluded us?

Hogar, tahanan, zuhause, . . . home. Wherever we come from, however we spell it, home is a universal touchstone of life, essential for survival, necessary to thrive. We spend plenty of our resources on making or finding it, strive to protect it, and long for it when we are away. And for many, having a home of one’s own seems an unreachable dream. 

Perhaps our own country comes to mind when thinking about home. A town or community, a house or apartment might begin to define home for us. Yet, deep down, home is something more. It is harmony, security, and familiarity. These are the actual characteristics we associate with home. It is the go-to place where family and friends reside, where love is felt and expressed. Rest, comfort, and enjoyment are some of the benefits.

Throughout time, the security of home has been plagued by instability and lack. Today, chronic homelessness, flight from economic and political oppression, and scarcity of resources contribute to many feeling like outsiders—outside the embrace of Love’s, God’s, care. 

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