Do you ever feel this vague, plaguing feeling that can be described as some combination of listless, lonely and unsatiable? That's the context for this vignette:
"I'm hurting and I feel distant from you."
"What do you want me to do? I can't fix you. I tried. I don't have what you want."
"Now I'm hurting and I feel rejected by you for it."
*move to reestablish physical and relational contact*
"I'm so sorry love. I was wrong to reject you for your struggle."
"I feel better already."
"But I wasn't -- and never will be -- what you ultimately need."
"But I am feeling your mercy in my weakness."
*and doesn't that make tangible for us -- and point us to -- what/Who we do ultimately need?*
Dave Harvey: "I spent years taking Kimm's sins personally, inserting myself into the center as if all sins were against me. I was reacting to her rather than caring for her if she was struggling with something."