Day 22

“Our society is so fragmented, our family lives so sundered by physical and emotional distance, our friendships so sporadic, our intimacies so ‘in-between’ things and often so utilitarian, that there are few places where we can feel truly safe.”

Henri J.M. Nouwen, Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World


It is impossible to guarantee safety in any space.  

But here’s is an idea.  
What if we gathered for a few more meals together?  What if we go bowling once in a while with a group of friends?  What if, instead of turning on the boob tube after dinner, we take a walk – preferably with another human or maybe a pet?  What if we reach out a bit more, and wait for others to reach out to us a bit less?  Just a few thoughts….but I urge us to move from thinking to DOING!


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