Sometimes when we are feeling lost and alone we don’t know which way to turn to possibly renew a friendship. That pal we had so long ago is lost to us now. They have faded away like so many things from our earlier life.
Are we to believe that we can no longer sustain such relationships? Are we to let go of all those sources of comfort that once enjoined us and caused us great pride.
Our affections for others are what keep us alive. That is, our connection to each other invites us to live again, to breathe, and to satisfy those cravings for friendship we once carried around and dismissed.
It’s not true that we have to let go of all this as time marches on. It is true however, that we have a greater need for each other as the years speed on by.
When we’re alone, we’re alone, but not in the factual sense. We are alone because we feel alone. And we are together because we feel connected. Connected means enjoined. It means we are happy to be in the service of the Lord. He is our Creator and Guide. He is our Source of constant comfort. Without Him we wouldn’t have each other, given that we all sprang from the same “Source.”
Now we are ready to move on, to join with each other once again and to share what we know and cherish. The twilight of life is a better place if our lessons to this point have taught us about the value of having good companions while marching on this pilgrimage toward home.
Home is where the heart is, and that is where we are all joined together, isn’t it?