Loneliness as Gift

The Christian way of life does not take away our loneliness; it protects and cherishes it as a precious gift.

Sometimes it seems as if we do everything possible to avoid the painful confrontation with our basic human loneliness, and allow ourselves to be trapped by false gods promising immediate satisfaction and quick relief. But perhaps the painful awareness of loneliness is an invitation to transcend our limitations and look beyond the boundaries of our existence.

The awareness of loneliness might be a gift we must protect and guard, because our loneliness reveals to us an inner emptiness that can be destructive when misunderstood, but filled with promise for those who can tolerate its sweet pain.

#HenriNouwen

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Posted on February 9, 2019, in #depression, Contemplative Quotes, Life, Mindfulness, quotes, Wisdom Quotes. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I find God fills my loneliness with His loveliness. Julian of Norwich calls Him our Homely Lord. I find this is true, He makes His home with the lonely one who longs for Him. Blessings.

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