Why does embrace mean so much?


When I first saw this video below, I cried.

It showed me the power of offering connection and love. The largely untapped, healing power of embrace–which connotes acceptance–seems to be too absent today. The distance between us grows, even though technology has supposedly drawn us together.

Luke 15:20 “So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.”

If you would, please response here, and explain your feelings about embrace, or any reactions you had to this post, the video, or the artwork. Thank you.

An idea for plumbing deeper:

Your challenge-

Bring these pictures to mind the next time you pray, and speak about them to God, honestly. If you have fears, joy, sorrow, gratitude, or other feelings, express them, using this theme as a vehicle to interact in your next intimate time with the Lover of your soul.

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4 responses to “Why does embrace mean so much?

  1. Pingback: Why does embrace mean so much? « Life As Prayer: the lifestyle … prayer

  2. Adjectives regarding hugs? “Awkward” comes to mind. However, Miroslav Volf’s “Exclusion and Embrace” explores unexpected depths in this theme and makes me think I should probably loosen up a little.

  3. It makes me want to make a “FREE HUGS” sign and hang out at the mall.