Loneliness2014 Issue 1 (ISSN 2163-7768)

"It is no more possible for God to be absent from us than it is for the sun to be absent from our earth" (True Christianity 70.2). But just like a long, hard winter, there can be difficult times in life where we feel alone and in a dark, cold valley.

In this issue we hope you find: courage to sit with feelings of loneliness; perspective on tangible steps you can take to serve others in times of loneliness; and hope no matter your external situation. As Kent Rogers describes, I hope you will feel "lifted up on the simple, singular, same and soft task of loving others to the best of our ability in each moment."

What steps today can you take to be present with another? To reach out? To serve? To combat loneliness you feel inside or see in another with a compassionate and open heart?

"I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship." (Brene Brown)

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Daily Inspiration

"Divine Providence has as its end in view a person's eternal salvation, thus not their great happiness in the world, not - that is to say - wealthiness and eminence which people during their lifetime think real happiness consists in."

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