Tag Archives: loneliness

Blue Christmas

It’s not a cheery Christmas for me this year. And I’m quite aware that I’m not alone with that.  But it’s still true that God is with us. That God came as a little child, vulnerable and dependent on the … Continue reading

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The Grace of Solitude

“Fellowship with Christ is a table only for two — set in the wilderness. Inwardness is not a gaudy party, but the meeting of lovers in the lonely desert of the human heart. There, where all life and fellowship can … Continue reading

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What I Don’t Know, Don’t Have and Can’t Do

I’m struggling at the moment, and have been for a few months now, with my anxiety levels. I put myself under a lot of pressure, as if there was a law about having made all major life choices before I’m … Continue reading

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And Did You Get What You Wanted From This Life

Late Fragment And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth. Raymond Carver ————————- That’s what it all comes … Continue reading

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Literary Remedy

I hit one of those “fuck-I-hate-to-be-alone” days today. The kind of day when the sun shines and the birds sing and it could be wonderful, and nothing, nothing feels right or worth anything because there’s no-one to share it with. … Continue reading

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There Is Someone I Must Become

“My loneliness attracts me to the feet of Jesus. Like a magnet I am drawn there, longing to be all one with God. The separateness I keep choosing makes me desperately homesick, and so I am willing, at last, to … Continue reading

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Wanted. Alive.

A little while ago, I was at a Eucharist where the priest read the story of Jesus at the wedding feast in Cana (the water-into-wine one, yes), as a description of God’s kingdom – it’s a party, a celebration. And … Continue reading

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