At around this time I concluded that I was satisfied with the single life … 360 days a year. Except for days like February 14, December 31, December 24 and one’s birthday, I was alright with my marital status.This is not a blog to solve the problems of single men and women, because we have no problems. We just need encouragement, someone to change the subject now and then and a helping hand because loneliness is the heaviest emotion. And at one point or another, everyone needs to carry it.
Dear God, Thank You for this food. Thank You for the many hands beyond this home that have made this food possible. Teach me to live in a care-filled way that acknowledges the depth of Your provision. Make me aware of the goodness and the injustices that have brought this food to my table so that I can better care for Your creation and see justice done. - Luke Wilson (A Rocha Canada)
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Heaviest Emotion
When I was at university, I would hear well-intentioned, married staff members talk about how singleness is a gift. But at the same time, you could hear a tinge of ‘poor you’ in their voices as they empathically looked at us, hoping that we would not remain this way for much longer. I was not impressed. “Sure,” I thought, “maybe singleness is a gift. But if this is true, then loneliness must be a gift as well.”
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Wise and lovely.
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