But if we walk in the Light, as He is in the Light, we have Fellowship with one another, and the Blood of Jesus, His Son, Purifies us from all sin.” 1John 1:7
Lord, You saw that it was not good for Adam to be alone, so You Created Eve. When You Walked the Earth, You usually had a crowd around You. You had Intimate Friendship with Your disciples and supporters. One of Your Sacraments is called “Communion”. Your Church is a Community. Together we are Your Temple – The Body of Christ on Earth. Isolation is not Your Will.
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the Law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
Everyone longs to be Truly Seen and Heard. That is Agape Love. How can people know Love if no one really sees them or listens to them? We feel so alone – even in a crowd or with family and friends – when we’re not really seen or heard. We need others to acknowledge our humanity.
To truly see and hear each other, we need to abandon ourselves, so as not to filter our perception of others through our own egos. Of course, we can’t do this by ourselves (I feel like a broken record 😏) We need to plumb the depths of our souls to reach the Infinite inside of us in order to draw on God’s Power to let go of ourselves. It takes constant contact with God through continuous prayer. Only then are we led toward a Christ-like, selfless existence. It’s where we ourselves find Peace and Joy.
This sounds insurmountable! But we just need to show up. God does the rest. Nothing is impossible for God! Not even us : )
Sometimes I spend hours with a friend, and after we part, I realize I don’t even know what that person was wearing!
I want to see and hear others with my heart, Lord. Show me how. What I need to do. Help me to be mindful of others, not absorbed in myself. And help me always to be mindful of Your Presence in everyone and every interaction.
“For where two or three gather in My Name, there Am I with them.” Matthew 18:20
“Will you let me be your servant, Let me be as Christ to you; Pray that I may have the grace to Let you be my servant, too.
We are pilgrims on a journey, We are trav’lers on the road; We are here to help each other Walk the mile and bear the load.”
From “The Servant Song” Richard Gillard