You will know Matthew McConaughey from his movies, and FFF featured him a few months ago posting his inspiring Oscar Speech.
These kinds of video clips are often written off as pop-psychology, but they really provide sound, attractive and easily digestible food for faith. This is because good psychology does not contradict good spirituality and good spirituality is not in conflict with good psychology.
At the heart of life is the fact that aloneness is not the same as loneliness. While loneliness is a painful reality, it is most often the consequence of grasping at and attaching to things, projects and people we mistakenly think will bring us happiness, only to realise that at the end of these driven and exhausting days we find ourselves feeling more lonely and isolated than ever.
As McConaughey reflects, when our head hits the pillow at night, no matter if we are alone or accompanied in bed, we are alone.
And while this reality might initially surface feelings of loneliness, healthy human solitude is waiting for us when we shift our perspective.
While the clip doesn’t mention Jesus, I know that it is all about Jesus Christ and His willingness to turn our loneliness into a place of intimate and divine solitude.
The FFF Homily Studio for this coming Sunday is now uploaded to the website. Listen at this link or click on the image below to hear the conversation between Kath Petrie, Merv Duffy SM, Catherine Gibbs and John O’Connor.