Coming Back to Your Home

My second year in seminary, I was asked to call a few high school students and invite them to a retreat at the seminary. One particular call, which lasted only about 10 seconds, stands out to me still. It was about 8pm in the evening when I called a family in Connecticut asking for Josh. The father of the family picked up the phone. “Good evening. Is Josh home?” The father paused and in a tone of voice that I will never forget, one that was filled with a sadness that cut straight to my heart, replied, “No Josh doesn’t come around his house anymore.” With this, the phone call ended and I was left with my thoughts. I didn’t know what had happened between Josh and his Dad. Maybe it was a fight, a falling out, or something different. What was clear to me, even in that 10 second phone call, was that his Dad missed him and deep in his heart desired that Josh would come back home. Ultimately, this scenario reflects our relationship with God our Father who desires us to come back home and is ready to forget any offense we have committed against him. This song is written from the perspective of a son as he comes home to his father and finds not confrontation, but rather deep forgiveness and reconciliation.




About Br John Klein LC

Br John is a young seminarian in the Legion of Christ currently living and working in Atlanta GA with a youth missionary program called the Regnum Christi Mission Corps. Him and his team of young missionaries spend most of their time doing retreat for middle and high school students in the Atlanta area. Br John studied music in college and loves to play and write music of all kinds for his retreat and youth activities.
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