Friday, April 3

Friday April 3, 2020

It almost seems like forever that we have been shuttered in, told not to go out, not to meet in large groups and we hunger for our old sense of community. We know that the internet and the phone don’t really take care of our needs for a human touch.

I watch my cats who also need not just the human touch but the touch of other cats.  The kittens, of course, have comfort in rubbing the older cats and two of the older ones respond. There’s one cat who clearly does not want to be bothered.

That’s the way we are as well. We crave getting the human touch but then there are times we do not want to be bothered. As we listen to David’s cry in the Psalms begging God for protection, we, too, want God to protect us and bring us back to where we were before we feared the human touch of another person.

Prayer for the Day

All embracing God, who is our model of love,

       Bind us together in a community of love;

Teach us, we pray, how to share your love which knows no end

       So we are truly live as your examples in this world.

May we learn to love without fear as did the One you sent,

       In the name of him who was your gift of love,

Even Christ Jesus our Lord, Amen

Thoughts for the Day

Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.

Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850)

How we need another soul to cling to.

Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)

Guard me as the apple of your eye; 

Hide me in the shadow of your wing . . . 

Psalm 17:8, a Psalm of David