“We have probably wondered in our many lonesome moments if there is one corner in this competitive, demanding world where it is safe to be relaxed, to expose ourselves to someone else, and to give unconditionally. It might be very small and hidden, but if this corner exists, it calls for a search through the complexities of our human relationships in order to find it.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen
Or, an alternative option: we could seek to be people who look for the lonesome among us and give them attention. We can create homes that are relaxing and welcoming to friends and strangers alike. We could give more and grab less. Then we have participated in creating the life we want, with God’s hovering help.