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Finding Your Place: Family, Story and Identity


One of the great tasks in life is that of finding your place: finding where you belong, what is enriching for you, what is meaningful; finding the right person, the right employment, the right vocation, the right sport, the right pastime; and so on. This task of finding your place is not an easy one; and in many ways, it is becoming even more difficult with so many possibilities available to us in our culture. Given that there is now so much to do and to experience, we can remain on the surface of life for decades. It is possible to go through all of life and never know what it is to lead a life that is meaningful, to love another person, to find work that is fulfilling, and to know that God loves you. The story of each of our lives is largely the story of finding our place.

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