Not About You?
July 15th, 2008

old abandoned wellOk, so maybe the hopelessness isn’t something directly focused at you. Maybe it’s a loved one you’re concerned about and the struggles they’re dealing with. It might be as plain-as-the-nose-on-your-face and they just can’t seem to get a grip on any help you are trying to offer them. You are the one, reaching into the darkness with your hand outstreached, but touching nothing. You call, but no one answers. You grope and feel but there’s only emptiness.

You find yourself consumed with questions of, “Why can’t my reach be farther? Why can’t I say the right thing to coax him out or at least into reaching back? Why won’t he grab onto the hope I’m trying to offer? Why won’t he save himself?” [...]

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