One of the toughest things to deal with in the wake of divorce is the lack of human touch. Especially for those who live alone and don’t have children, or whose children do not live with them, it can be days, weeks and sometimes longer between any type of personal, physical contact with someone, such as a hug or simply a handshake.
A friend of mine once told me his favorite part of Sunday mass was when the congregation prayed the “Our Father” together, and held hands. He said that made him feel still connected to a family, and that would be his only physical contact with another human being until the following Sunday.
If you are suffering from this lack of physical contact, it can be very hard to deal with. But try to remember that life won’t always be this way. A change will come, and when it does, Christ will bless you with exactly what you need.
In the meantime, contemplate Him on the cross bleeding, dying, with no one to heal His wounds. Unite your suffering to His and let Him draw you into His incredible work of salvation.
For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a person bears up unders sorrows when suffering unjustly (1 Peter 2:19)
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