“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”  -Ephesians 4:2

The cure for whatever it is that ails you, that abyss you feel, and the loneliness in your heart is this:  to be intimately connected to the heart of God and to other people. You need both. You need to be deeply connected in your relationships. In your love life, your friends, your colleagues, and with the people that you do life with. We yearn to have a deep abiding loyalty, friendship, connectivity, and intimacy with the people we do life with. It’s the greatest need we have. Shame gets in the way of the dignity we need to connect deeply with others. But when you have dignity that’s found in the kingdom of God, you’re given an incredible courage to just take a risk and just go deep with people, and that’s what you need.

PRAYER: Dear, God, help me to be vulnerable and connect deeply with others.

REFLECTION: What happens when you allow yourself to be vulnerable with people?

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