Only the Lonely

The Beatles and Elvis sang about it.  One in four people suffer from it.  Millions every year phone help lines as a result of it.  The world in which we live is inhabited by a growing number of people who live in a sad state of being alone. They have no real companion with whom to multiply their joys or divide their sorrows.  Ironically, as a society we are more connected than ever, but as people we are more disconnected than ever.  In this study from Ecclesiastes Four, Philip De Courcy  identifies several forms of loneliness that add to life's misery and teaches that one may find shelter in the friendship of another person and the companionship of God.  Thankfully, the lonely need not be alone in their loneliness. Through the Cross, we see that God has only one forsaken Son.