Pandemic times bring loneliness in new and strange ways. This Overcoming Loneliness article by Dr. Ursula Whiteside shares 10 ways to address loneliness.
Sending caring messages is one connection that helps us and others. Ursula makes these suggestions:
- Make it personal
- Make it nonjudgmental
- Make it quick
POSSIBLE ACTIONS: Include prayers of strength and support for those enduring loneliness. Say them by name. Maybe it’s time for quick contact with one or more of them via text, email, phone, video chat, note card, in-person contact …
PRAYER: God, stir in us, that we might overcome some of our own loneliness and be a friendliness factor for those in our lives, known and unknown. Amen.
Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit!
Lectionary Texts for Sunday, September 20, 2020:
- Exodus 16:2-15 and Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45
- Jonah 3:10-4:11 and Psalm 145:1-8
- Philippians 1:21-30
- Matthew 20:1-16
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