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The Need to Belong – Sermon on Romans 8:12-17 (Trinity B)

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We all want to belong. When we are kids, we want to belong to the right group of friends. As we grow older, we look for places where “everybody knows your name,” places where we know we will be accepted, places we can call home. As Robert Frost put it, “home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.”[1] The desire to belong is a deeply felt need, and when it isn’t met, the consequences can be devastating. Continue reading