“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Home. Used as an adverb, it means deep; to the heart. Our home is the place where we feel most comfortable. The place where we feel safe and loved. The place where we are known. In Phil 3:20, St. Paul identifies that, “our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” Our heavenly citizenship makes us pilgrims here on earth journeying home — where Our Father us knows better than anyone, where we are deeply loved, the place where we are comfortable being ourselves, our safe place.
Our journeys home, our missions, have been uniquely identified for each one of us by Our Heavenly Father. Although unique to each one of us, they are not meant to be done alone. Many people today are suffering from the loneliness epidemic, feeling isolated and disconnected from the world. We can combat these feelings by attending Mass and spending time in prayer. These are the first steps on the ladder home. When we do this, we are also calling out to our heavenly Father in hope. St. Paul tells us in his letter to the Romans that, “hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5)
Come join St. Leo the Great Youth Ministry this year as we discover our Domvs Romana (Roman Home) in the culture of Ancient Rome and the universality of our Roman Catholic faith. We can share our hopes together and encourage each other to strive for sanctity and holiness while accompanying each other as we climb the ladder home.
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