It is good to be home, it is always nice to travel around and meet new people see new things but the comfort of home is always welcomed. Our faith can be a lot like that, it is nice sometimes to try new forms of prayer that we never tried, or even to attend a different Mass or even a parish, but if we truly have a home in our parish, it is nice to return to it.
Adventure is part of our makeup, it helps define us and create us. Without adventure we would never discover life. Our faith is built upon adventure, exploring new and exciting things, seeing the world from different points of view.
The followers of Jesus, Peter, Mathew and the rest all set out on an adventure, one that Jesus called them to. The early Christians did the same, traveling to new worlds and converting the people. St. Paul traveled the world, as he knew it, see all sorts of new cultures and meeting people from very different back grounds than his own. But I am sure that when he returned home, he breathed a sigh and said, “It’s good to be home”.
Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz” states it the best “There’s no place like home” and I could not agree more.
So I return home, for how long I do not know, but I am glad to be here among family and friends.