Sunday we had our animal blessing.   Last Wednesday was the Feast Day of St. Francis.   Today I read perhaps my favorite words (and most understated) attributed to Francis.   

"We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way."

–St. Francis Assisi

It certainly reverberated within me.   This is afterall what I seem to do.   Perhaps I have more St. Francis in me than I realized  🙂   

But this morning what really got me was thinking of my friend, Carrie, who waits anxiously and painfully to bring home her Lilly from Guatemala.   Lilly is five months old and waits in foster care as Carrie plugs through the legal system of adoption.  Follow Lilly’s journey home to Carrie at her blog.

It was true 800 years ago.  I was true long before Francis.   And it’s true today.

We’re all trying to find our way home.  It just seems that some of us have more red tape than others to get there.