Have you ever stopped and thought what it would be like to be completely on your own, with all your family and friends have passed away?
That sounds such an awfully lonely place doesn’t it?
Well sadly there are many people in our world who find themselves in exactly those circumstances today. I wonder, what can we do to help them, so that they realise they are not on their own, and in fact are loved?
There are in fact many ways we can help people in our local communities who feel alone – Here’s a few suggestions:
- We can become a volunteer in an organisation which helps the lonely and vulnerable people in your area.
- We can give monetary donations to charities whose aim is to help or befriend those who feel alone.
- We can pop in and visit people we know who are at risk of feeling alone – the elderly, those who have been bereaved of their life partner, single parents etc
As well as these suggestions, we can pray, because I believe praying for someone is the best thing we can do for someone.