LET US, EACH ONE, BECOME CHANNELS OF GOD’S LOVE
Lots of people around us lead lives of frustration and loneliness, cut off from society. Others have people around them but still experience loneliness. Loneliness is the greatest sorrow in life. People need to speak, to know, to hear, to laugh, and above all, to hear a good word of cheer from others. What is the meaning of life if there is no one to love us, nothing to look forward to, no place to do things the way we want? If these things are amiss, life becomes meaningless.
“I was thirsty, you gave me to drink” (Mt 25:35) should be matter for daily meditation. To visit the houses of people who lead lonely lives in their sunset years, to talk to them face to face, to watch and to do little acts of kindness for them, is an answer to the final questions on the Last Judgment Day. It is a heavenly ministry. Among such people, very many are incapacitated by physical disabilities.
Let us make it a point to visit the residences of people living in solitude and do our bit to help them in whatever way possible, and share our lives with theirs, thus becoming channels of God’s mercy. Let us start lessons of love…I
• Visit the houses of people who spend their old age in loneliness, and talk to them about subjects that interest them, and thus help them overcome the boredom of living without anyone to talk to in daily life.