Today’s thought from Hazelden is:
The crisis of our time . . . is a crisis not of the hands but of the hearts.
We singlemindedly search for love, for belonging, for affirmation from others that will wipe out the torment of alienation that haunts our wakefulness and our dreams. “Does he truly care?” we wonder. “Did she try to call as she said?” Our fears, coupled with our loneliness, turn us inward and the seduction of isolation tightens its hold.
Our hearts plead, sometimes silently, other times hysterically, for comfort. And paradoxically, another’s crisis can end our own. If we can hear the call from another’s heart today, our own hearts will discover the comfort we crave.
If we look closely and with love toward the people so carefully placed in our midst, we’ll discover many hearts, like our own, searching for acceptance.
Let’s relieve our haunting alienation and extend a hand in love to a lonely friend today.
You are reading from the book:
Worthy of Love by Karen Casey
Worthy of Love by Karen Casey. © 1985 by Hazelden Foundation. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without the permission of Hazelden.