Msgr. Charles Pope: There is More to a Home, Than Just the Home

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By Msgr. Charles Pope, August 24, 2018 

There is more to a house that its size or beauty. It is an odd truth today that, though our families have decreased in size, the square footage of our homes has dramatically increased. The “great-room” of some modern homes is larger than the entire house I grew up in. Some of the walk-closets of today are larger than the bedrooms of old.

But despite all this luxury, we don’t seem to be happier. Wealth can bring comfort but not happiness. There is more to a house, than the house itself. The Book of Proverbs speaks to this:

  • Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. (Proverbs 17:1)

  • The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin. (Proverbs 15:6)

  • Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. (Proverbs 25:24)

That last one may get me in trouble, but I’m sure women can adapt the Proverb for their use as well.

In the commercial below, the theme of there being more to a house than just the house is developed. There are many things that make a home appealing beyond the size, or the brick and mortar.