"Going home is a lifelong journey. There are always parts of ourselves that wander
off in dissipation or get stuck in resentment. Before we know it we are lost in
lustful fantasies or angry ruminations. Our night dreams and daydreams often remind
us of our lostness.
Spiritual disciplines such as praying, fasting and caring are ways to help us return
home. As we walk home we often realise how long the way is. But let us not be
discouraged. Jesus walks with us and speaks to us on the road. When we listen
carefully we discover that we are already home while on the way." (Nouwen)