Can Loneliness End?
J. HEINRICH ARNOLD
“Humankind is tormented and divided. Part of this torment is loneliness, which can be overcome only by experiencing the living church. This church cannot be identified with a specific group or organisation, but it does exist; it lives and comes down to humble, seeking people. The fact that the church exists is the most important reality on earth. When God speaks in the innermost chamber of our hearts, our sinful separation and loneliness are overcome.”
Have you ever walked into a church and felt unwelcome?. It was like an elite religious club and no-one was going to give you a membership application form. These things should not be. Let us pray that our churches will be places of real welcome where people’s loneliness can at least start come to an end.
Prayer: Lord make your church an all-embracing community of love.