Sunday, June 16, 2013
We Wander in a Solitary Way
"To every one of us from time to time
there comes a sense of utter loneliness,
'There is no one who really understands,
Not one to enter into all I feel:'
Such is the cry of each of us in turn.
We wander in a solitary way,
no matter what or where our lot may be.
Each heart, mysterious even to itself,
must live its inner life in solitude.
....when we feel this loneliness, it is
the voice of Jesus saying 'Come to Me.'
And every time we are 'not understood,'
it is a call for us to come again.
For Christ alone can satisfy the soul,
and those who walk with Him from day to day
can never have a solitary way."
(from Sheltering the Divine Outcast, by a Religious, Peter Reilly Co., Philadelphia, 1931, pp. 43-44)
Painting by Konstantin Yegorovich Makosky, 1839-1915, from Wikimedia Commons, public domain
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