birthplace

home

what do you do?

when the one who carried you

no longer recognizes you.

when the one whose dna you wear

no longer breathes beside you.

 

what do you do?

when the family tree has withered,

when the house has sold,

when there is no one left

to call.

 

what do you do,

when home is no longer a place

you can return?

 

we are rootless wanderers here,

pilgrims seeking

sacred places.

refugees in search of

home.

 

in this season,

we remember those who wander.

those who have nowhere to return.

those whose birthplaces have been

destroyed

by falling bombs,

an arsenal of grief.

 

we remember those who have

no place to lay their head,

for whom there is no room

in shattered family portraits,

or tomorrow’s plans.

 

we remember those who count

each passing day,

waiting for reunion,

longing to hold their loved ones

still in distant lands.

 

 

we remember those who have picked

up the phone,

heard the soul-piercing news,

felt the severing weight

of loss.

 

we are rootless wanderers here,

pilgrims seeking

sacred places.

refugees in search of

home.

 

? where is home for you 

? what are you seeking today

>>> this season, how can you offer hospitality to someone missing home?

we are rootless wanderers here,

pilgrims seeking

sacred places.

refugees in search of

home.

please, today…

so many of us are hurting,

broken, lost.

so many of us are longing, 

grieving home. 

please shelter those who are exposed, 

comfort those with broken hearts, 

nurture those without a home. 

please guide us in our wandering ways, 

please light the path, 

on these darkening days. 

and please,

may we trust that new life is growing. 

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