It seems to me that people are so afraid to show their heart and put their self out there. They are afraid they will get hurt, or be used. Well that is true, you most likely will get hurt; but the pain will be worth it all if you can reach outside yourself and help another. Be Christ to someone else, show them the characterisitics of Christ that you see in the word of God . He was selfless, tender, He had deep concern for His children, and He reached out to the widows and the orphans. James 1:27 says "the pure and true reliegion is the ones who reach out to the widows and orphans in their time of need". We walk around saying "I am so afraid, I don't want to be hurt". Well what does that look like? Shut in, hard, don't touch me! (a look on their face that keeps people away)........Is this you? Do you long for fellowship? Are you lonely? Reach out! Get out of your comfort zone and help someone else. What do you do with the scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself"? Come on get out there! Start reaching out so this world can start coming back into the balance of the gospel. We have managed to remove so much care from our lives, we make jokes about the elderly, we put them away. We make commercials of old men and women in their daily struggles of life. It is not funny. We put all our babies in day care because we want a better life for them and yet we give them less of us. How does that measure out? Not too good. It isn't. I understand there are special cases but not to the measure of what is happening. Holding them tells them they're valuable little treasures and they gain self worth. We have the power inside of us to turn the tide; to change a generation. Let's use it for God's glory! I love you! God's strength be on you!