Friday, June 8, 2012

Why The Christian Walk Is So Darn Lonely

"In falling I had many friends to help me; but in rising I found myself alone."  St. Teresa of Avila. 

Have you all had first hand experience with the sentiments contained in this quote yet?

7 comments:

Little JoAnn said...

This describes my life to a tee. When I was at UC Berkeley in California I had more friends and boyfriends than I knew what to do with.

Now...ha! Well, now...I have blogger friends.

And...the path towards holiness.

(Not holiness obviously).

That's all.

Jen said...

A big fat yes. :(

catholicnomad said...

Yes! I have been seeking a solution to that my whole life!

Ginny said...

Yes! And it is getting worse with all that is going on in this world. I feel as if we are in a tug of war with the devil!

April said...

I've always been someone who forms deep relationships with people and I've often told my husband that the hardest thing in life is when you agree to move forward in the spiritual journey and everyone around you decides to stay where they are. I'm so glad God led me to man who agreed that you are never "done" growing in your spiritual life - so when we rise, we don't have to do it alone!

Claire said...

For the most part I choose to walk alone with my wonderful husband. I find friendships today to be empty "what can you do for me" partnerships. I would love a best friend again, but it's probably not going to happen.

I do have a crazy group of acquantences that I call friends. They love me in spite of myself, but I don't dig deep enough to get really close. I think our Lord placed me in the midst of them for a reason. There is a definite pagan....an unsure pagan...un unpracticing Baptist who believes in abortion & gay marriage....a Catholic who sings in the choir and attends church faithfully, but does NOT understand her faith....and a Libertarian who thinks that no one has the right to tell anyone what to do. LOL!! Then there is me...the resident girly-girl who loves shoes and clothes way too much, but is fiercely Catholic and would consider joining the SSPX society if they ever sign the documents to align themselves with Rome again. We are all conservative in our politics (for the most part) and that is the thread that binds us together.

I pray for all of them (and me), and figure that our Lord has a sense of humor and has placed me just where he wants me......for now. ;-)

Claire said...

PS. I do find myself alone in my faith journey, without a best female friend by my side.