WRITER FRUSTRATED BY LONELINESS – IT’S A WORLD WIDE PROBLEM!
A nationally syndicated columnist writes: ‘I am lonely and it saddens me. How could I not have enough friends? It seems as though every woman’s friendship quota is filled and she is no longer accepting new applicants. It is easy to fill your day with work, but it is not enough.’ And if you think it is bad for women, 90% of men report that they do not have one close friend! Mother Theresa said, ‘Loneliness is modern-day leprosy and people do not want others to know they are lepers.’
Sir Francis Bacon a famous English philosopher quotes ‘The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.’
We as the Body of Christ have been given the responsibility to help address this problem!
If the lonely can’t find a place of refuge & sincere friendship in the church, where can they go??
RELATIONSHIPS: HELPS RETAINS NUMBERS & ATTRACTS GROWTH!
The importance of helping members develop friendships within your church cannot be overemphasised.
Rick Warren quotes,
‘Relationships = the GLUE that holds churches together’