This week, Jesus talks to us about having a home. Our home, it turns out, is with him.
It’s true to say that home is where the heart is. Christ’s heart is with God, and God’s heart is with him. So, Christ is inviting us to make a home with with him in God. How do we get there? Through Christ, living with him, trusting him, believing him. He is the way. That’s the truth. And his way is truth and life.
One of the great things about the church is that wherever we meet with Christ, we are at home. We can worship from the Amazon to the Antarctic, in space or here at OSA—but when we are with Christ we are at home. When we are on the way of truth and life, we are at home. In these times, when truth is becoming newly appreciated, or re-recognized, the Church continues to proclaim it.
Jim Miller will be ordained into the ministry of word and sacrament Saturday, May 20th in Rhinebeck. For a long time, he was our sexton and made his home with us. Holly, his wife, was baptized here and made her home with us, too. But even though they are upstate, they are still home. And so are we.
Some folks are going up on the 20th to celebrate—please let me know if you want caravan up there.