Thursday, April 16, 2009
I have come to the conviction that if we live alone, it is our vocation. If we suffer from loneliness, it is our calling, to be carried until God says otherwise, because I firmly believe that in our loneliness, while we are called to be single, we are of far better use to the Kingdom of God than if we were no longer in that state. God calls us to be married, because then we are of far more use to His Kingdom than if we remain single. To constantly chafe at either state, and attempt to escape at whatever cost the barren loneliness one feels as a single person, or to escape what one might feel is a loveless or constrictive marriage, cheats us of the grace God desires to pour out in our lives, and prevents us from using that very struggle and pain for the betterment of the world, and the furtherance of the Kingdom of God.