Never alone

Sometimes people feel that if they don't have family, they have a lonely existence. But the more we see that we are all of one family, God's family of man, the less lonely we'll feel, even if we live by ourselves. Through prayer we can increasingly realize what it means to be already in this family and bring into our experience, in whatever ways humanly needed, a greater sense of the fullness of God's love for us.

God, our Father, our Mother, understands us, knows more about us than we know about ourselves—and loves us unconditionally. Our Parent is everyone's Father, everyone's Mother. Prayerful longing to know more of this source of all love causes us to reach higher for affection and finds its fulfillment in a feeling of the presence of divine Love, where no loneliness is.

But what is the connection between feeling Love's presence and experiencing human companionship? Consider what one young woman learned. She had gone through a divorce, not of her choosing. After a while, she dated occasionally. Although the men were fine people, she felt she hadn't met anyone she would want to marry.

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His children are forever His
April 3, 1995

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