How sacrament healed me of loneliness

 

Every day offers the opportunity to commune with God in prayer that opens our eyes to Christ’s powerful, healing presence.

Afew years after my husband of 28 years passed on, I realized that although I loved my work, my church, and the expanded sense of family I’d found, a deepening sense of loneliness had started to cast shadows on everything I was doing. I knew something radical needed to be done, so I decided to recommit myself to feeling God’s oneness in my life.

At the time, I didn’t relate this to the concept of sacrament, but in retrospect, that’s what it was. A deeper sense of sacrament, which may not seem to have much relevance in our daily lives, is actually what got me through that very low chapter. Allow me to explain.

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