The Gift of Solitude and Silence

The author, Richard J. Foster, wrote a great book entitled, Celebration of Discipline, and he begins the chapter on solitude in the following way: “Jesus calls us from loneliness to solitude. The fear of being left alone petrifies people. A new child in the neighborhood sobs to her mother, ‘No one ever plays with me.’ A college freshman yearns for his high school days when he was the center of attention: ‘Now I’m a nobody.’ A business executive sits dejected in her office, powerful, yet alone. An old woman lies in a nursing home waiting to go ‘Home.’” The COVID-19 […]

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