This Must Be the Place : Reflections on Home
Connects the metaphor of home that runs through the stories of our faith – the Prodigal Son, the Son of Man has nowhere to call home, heaven as home – with the deep desire to belong and to feel wanted* Author of Keeping the Feast turns discussions about food and faith into what it means to live in community, to create home, and to feel at homeThe author writes, “One of the characters in Robert Frost’s `Death of a Hired Man’ says, `Home is that place where, when you go there, they have to let you in.’ I have found that place in my marriage, around our dining room table for Thursday Night Dinners, with friends who have helped me make a mosaic out of the shards of my fractured past. Home, for me, means to belong, to feel wanted.”As a writer, chef, and minister, Brasher-Cunningham has spoken to churches, taught cooking classes, hosted dinners, and found as many ways as possible to get people together to talk about food and faith. That discussion turns often to what it means to live life together, which is an entry point to talk about what it means to feel at home together.
For readers of Keeping the Faith and Brasher-Cunningham’s blog, churches seeking to be “home” for their members, people who have moved and searching for a sense of home.