It is God’s love and only God’s love that can conquer the depths of loneliness; and the church is where we ought to be able to find and experience that love. Perhaps we as Christians need to be reminded that whenever we reach out to another in friendship, each time we help another human being, we are not only offering God’s love to that person, we are helping to overcome the loneliness of an aching world.
This message is adapted from “Alone vs. Lonely” written by Meredith Potter in the March 2013 issue of Gather magazine. Today we remember Philipp Melanchthon, renewer of the church, who died in 1560. We also observe the presentation of the Augsburg Confession, 1530.