Opening words for our Sunday Service, 30 December 2018.
Delivered by Jim Richardson, Lay Leader
Home is where you put one foot on the porch
and before your other foot even touches the landing
the door dances open,
and the first thing you see is a huge smile
and the first thing you feel is a huge hug
and the first thing you hear is your own name
spoken with excitement and elation and jubilation
and so much love.
Home is where you don’t have to be anybody but you.
You don’t have to be good enough
or clean enough, or smart enough
or strong or pretty enough
or think only the right thoughts
or believe only the right beliefs
or guard your heart
or deny your mistakes
or hide your wounds
or silence your needs
or measure your hopes and dreams.
You don’t have to pretend to be somebody you’re not
so you can belong
because at home
you belong already.
Come on in
Come on in, as you are.