8We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

This is so true Lord.  I would miss my family and friends, but I am so tired of this life and want to go have so bad.  I really want to be rid of this body with its temptations and problems.  This world surrounds me daily with awfulness and death.  I myself live a life a mediocrity and sin.  To go home would be so awesome.  And it isn’t just the thought of heaven, it truly is a desire in my heart for “home” and a knowing that this is not “home” at all.  But Lord, I do want to thank-you for this life.  While it is a far cry from home, You have been good to me and given me wonderful people to be around.  Help me spread Your joy and love.  Help me Lord.  *2Corinthians5*