Do You Know the Way Back Home?

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By Father Colin Kelly

A song we will be singing at 6:07 p.m. this Sunday night at our Contemporary Service, at Trinity on the Hill, is called “You Are More,” from Tenth Avenue North. One of the verses sings of a girl with tear-stained eyes, sitting in the corner of a bar. She wonders “How did I get here? I’m not who I once was, and I’m crippled by the fear that I’ve fallen too far to love.”

I know I’ve hit that wall before in my life. Perhaps you have, too. It’s a feeling beyond despair—a sense of being so lost, you don’t even know the way back home. It’s way beyond that experience of nobody caring. It’s that nobody even sees you or seems to care that you exist—and you know that you did it to yourself. You find yourself filled with anger at yourself and others for the past choices that you and they have made.

Well, you have a couple of new choices to make. You can either allow yourself to be swallowed up in the regrets of the past, or you can choose to ask forgiveness from yourself and others and be set free from the past to make new and more life-giving choices. What I found was that I lacked the courage and confidence to make that change by myself. I needed help from others to support and love me as I made the turnaround. I came to believe in a God who was more interested in my transformation than in my destruction; a God who wanted to be part of my resurrection from death to life: a life filled with new possibilities and renewed hope.

If this situation speaks to you or someone you know, come on over and join us at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive, this Sunday night. An excellent free dinner awaits you at 5:17 p.m., and the service begins at 6:07 PM. See you then! Bring a friend—everybody’s welcome!

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