“What is the point of hanging on?” an elderly friend asks me in a downcast tone one day. “I am not contributing anything.”
Then, I remind him that he has a passel of dogs and one cat who all rely upon him for daily feedings and at least one walk. He considers what I have said.
“Yes, I suppose,” he muses, growing a little brighter.
So, you are actually providing sactuary for some of God’s creatures, who would otherwise have no place to go.
And, isn’t this what we should all be striving to create, safe-space for ourselves and others?