“Sanctuary! Sanctuary!” For those of you old enough to remember, this is a memorable line from the movie, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Quasimodo, the hunchback, snatches the gypsy girl from the gallows and runs wildly along the church tower, gleefully showing a cheering crowd that she is safe within the churches walls.
Kinda sounds like coming home from work, right?
But is your home a sanctuary? Or is there just a different kind of chaos there? Demanding kids, clutter, piles of laundry? You know what I mean…
We all need a sanctuary, a place of refuge where we can feel at peace and recharge our batteries. A place where we can lose track of time and just be, without the demands of our busy lives.
Your sanctuary doesn’t have to be your home. It can be anywhere. The important thing is that you have a place where you can escape, if only for a little while.
You deserve – and need – such a gift
heading off to my sanctuary amid the piñons…
Now It’s Your Turn
What is the main characteristic you need in a sanctuary? Why is that important for you? If you don’t already have a place of refuge, where might you create it? If you already have one, how can you use it more often?