“Joy is the echo of God’s life within us.” Joseph Marmion
“I know the Lord is with me. No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice.” Psalm 16:8-9
Not feeling “alone” is difficult. I have not really struggled with loneliness per say, but feeling alone is different. I long to have a moment to myself, to truly be alone for a while. I think we all need those times where we can recharge and regroup, but also to spend time with the one who knows us best, who knows every thought and intent and who can strengthen us.
My son will ask for a “date” once in a while. He will say something like, “can we have some time, just me and you”, meaning we need to leave his sister somewhere! He longs for individual attention and time with the one from whom he came. I understand it completely and I always make it happen.