WHERE AND WHAT IS HOME
- Befriending myself seems to be about opening my heart as a homeless shelter for all the destituted and prostituted aspects of my being that I have been running from for years without even knowing that’s what I have been doing. | Dawna Markova, I Will Not Die an Unlived Life
- As far as God is concerned, there is no place I need to go, nothing I need to do, no improvements or changes I need to make. I am already Home, just the way I am, however ignorant, selfish, or spiritually unenlightened that may be. All the time we’re on the Journey, we’re already Home. | Susie Dillon, Shalem News, October 1999
- The road is our home. | Jeronimo Nadal quoted in James Martin sj, The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything, page 8.
- A roof to keep out the rain? Four walls to keep out the wind? Floors to keep out the cold? Yes, but home is more than that. It is the laugh of a baby, the song of a mother, the strength of a father, warmth of loving hearts, lights from happy eyes, kindness, loyalty, comradeship. Home is first school and first church for young ones, where they learn what is right, what is good, and what is kind, where they go for comfort when they are hurt or sick; where joy is shared and sorrow eased; where fathers and mothers are respected and loved, where children are wanted; where the simplest food is good enough for kings because it is earned; where money is not as important as loving-kindness; where even the tea kettle sings from happiness. That is home. God bless it! | attributed to Ernestine Schumann-Heink
- My home is the pieces of railway tickets, beginning endless new trips, and getting to the next unfamiliarity. | Anon
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