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In a world where globalization moves people into different cultures all the time, it's easy to have an identity crisis: Who am I, where am I from and where do I belong? Paul reminds us of the culture in which we've been called to live.
For material based on today's gospel reading, see "The Placebo Effect," March 14, 1999, at HomileticsOnline.com.
Where are you from?
It's a common question asked at parties or anytime strangers get together. In a world that's increasingly mobile and increasingly global, however, it's a question that's a lot more complex than it used to be.
According to a Pew Research study, six in 10 Americans have moved to a new community at least once in their lives, and the definition of where one's "home" is has become more fluid. For example, 38 percent of Americans do not consider the place they are now living to be "home." Some consider "home" to be where they were born and raised. Others say it's where they lived the longest, where...