It seems that as people start to look deeper into our attitudes and character, they begin to know us. The profile becomes just a page while we become real to them and them to us. And when people really know us, they can help us grow. But more importantly, it is when we are known and we know others that we develop meaningful relationships.
Michael Rasmden of RZIM says,
"I can promise you, even if you're the most popular person in the city, if nobody truly knows you, if no one knows your shorting comings, your weaknesses, and your failings, you're one of the most lonely people right now. I can also promise you that if there is a small group of people around you, whether it's a spouse, or family, or siblings, or friends who know you, the real you, all of your shortcomings, all of your weakness, all of your failings, all of that, and yet they love you, those are the most meaningful relationships you have. Whenever something great happens, and whenever something terrible happens, they are the first ones you turn to. Because love doesn't exist in the absence of judgement. True love only exists in the presence of it. For the words 'I love you' to be meaningful, the person who speaks them must truly know you."I think he's right. Are you known? Are you loved? If not, there may be a reason for that. Desire to know others and be known by them.
* The photo is in the public domain.