My CD spins the songs by the Carpenters. I especially like this one, Close to you. I am looking at the photo of Ballang Lasung, the Sarawak's SEA Games javelin hero and his wife in the church. It is reported by The Borneo Post that Ballang ever after being sick has been going to Church without fail. (Read my other posting titled "My Story" on Ballang Lasung)
The photo shows the closeness of Ballang to his wife, Susana and to the Lord.
Closeness is an encounter of spirit and a soul signature. It's also an emotional experience. A real experience in closeness makes two persons comprehend the meaning of love. It builds relationship. It confirms our identity. It leads to satisfaction and happiness.
The building of close relationship needs learning. It has to be nurtured. However, we are desperately lacking in close relationship. We put our whole being, time and thought after fame and wealth.
Have we paused and thought of a spiritual oneness with someone?
How many times have we paid attention to the needs of our loved ones?
How long has it been since we last talked to our spouse, parents or children?
How long has it been since we last embraced our friends and said words of praise and encouragement?
Who is the closest person in our life? Husband? Wife? Lover? Friend?
How long has it been since we last dined together with our loved ones?
How long has it been since we last have a heart-to-heart talk with your friend?
How long has it been since we last said to our partner "I love you"?
How long has it been since you last prayed to the Lord?
Do you long to be near to your loved ones?
We all have a desire to be close to somebody.
Are we so busy that we can't even take time to talk?
Start to work on a close relationship. You will be truly satisfied, beyond your expectation.