Sickness can expose the questions in your head and heart, that your normal daily routine doesn’t allow you time to pay attention to. When you are sick and you are alone, it exposes your inner insecurities. How often have many of us taken advantage of the fact that our mother brought us medicine and sat by our side in our times of weakness?
When you think about it, love isn’t remembered as much when we see it as an obligation on the others part(be it parent, spouse or child). We take advantage of this too easily.
On the other side there are many who don’t have the support of parents or someone to love them in their time of weakness. Often their weakness can even be exploited by those who should be caring for them.
We live in a self-centered world. I can say a big problem is the fixation of our society towards lust, getting what you want, for free or cheap, no matter what the cost. Living life with an attitude of lusting over anything you think will make you feel good, is a dangerous and isolating attitude to cater for.
People don’t appear to be as important when you are given over, addicted to the things you lust over. People are your objects, either to be used or removed in order to fulfill your selfish desire. Also the word Love has no meaning to you personally, unless it can serve your own purposes.
Love requires vulnerability, a person consumed by lust has too much shame to cater for vulnerability. So they tend to grow colder and more distant, with only the hope that someday they will see how vain living a life of lust really is.
I talk about sickness and lust in the same post, as they are both much the same. We have to get over both of them, or they will take us down with them.