A house is not the same as a home. A house is a building where people stay. A home is a family where people love. For a house to become a home we need to receive the Lord's love and then love Him with all our hearts (Mt 22:37). Then we can love ourselves, love our neighbors as ourselves (Mt 22:39), and even love our enemies (Mt 5:44). This love of Christ turns our houses into homes.
Love is often contagious. When someone enters a home and is loved, he may accept your invitation to love the Lord totally. Thus, a home is not only a place of love, it is a place of conversion. This makes it also a place of forgiveness, reconciliation, repentance, healing, deliverance, joy, prayer, peace, and holiness. A home is a taste of heaven, for Jesus promised: "Where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I in their midst" (Mt 18:20). Let's go home.