There’s so much you can say about belonging. With too much to say in a 15 minute reflection, I chose to talk about kinship and belonging to God and to one another. There are lots of other ways we could’ve gone Sunday.
After church someone mentioned that she heard a statistic that the average Canadian feels he/she has 0.7 people in their lives who are confidants – that’s not even 1 person! Wow. Who is it that we confide? Do we just rely on ourselves? The dog?
I read that the rise in numbers/demand for psychologists is at an all-time high – the implication is that we are paying for confidants. I think it’s super-hard to find really deep friendships, especially as an adult. It seems that childhood friends, or college friends, fit that bill. I suppose we’re much better at cultivating those friends earlier in life – or, we have more in common. When we’re adults we probably put up a lot more walls around ourselves. What do you think? What’s been your experience?