Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing. To be healed we must come with all the other creatures to the feast of Creation. ~ Wendell Berry
Whether we are dealing with grief or just with the ordinary trials of everyday living, we need others. An introvert, I am comfortable being alone for much of the day. But sometimes my soul and my heart crave the company of others, the give-and-take and exchange of ideas and feelings, the sharing of hearts.
When I am in a good place, I remember that I need to give back. Perhaps someone else is lonely and needs me and whatever I can offer.
I love the final words in Berry's quote: "... the feast of Creation." I paid particular attention to the capitalization of the word "Creation." To me, that implies that Berry was referring to the Lord's Creation. We are all products of the His loving hands. And in feasting with other creatures at His feast, we are not only healed, we give healing in return.
Joy for today: coming with all other creatures to the feast of Creation.