Barry Casey taught religion, philosophy, ethics, and communications for 37 years at universities in Maryland and Washington, DC. He is now retired and writing in Burtonsville, Maryland. More of the author’s writing can be found on his blog, Dante’s Woods. Email him at [email protected]. His first book, Wandering, Not Lost: Essays on Faith, Doubt, and Mystery, is now available.
Everyone is a stranger in more places than they can call “home.” We are all “the stranger” within someone else’s gates.
Author’s Note: I gave the following homily at the wedding of two young friends on September 21, 2019. It is shared in the hopes that its themes will strike a common chord for its readers.
He understands us, he knows us, he sees our paths, errant and erratic as they may be, and he loves us still.
We Christians are too easily satisfied with our cultural assumptions.