Police in England received an interesting emergency call from Fred Thomson and his 95-year-old wife Doris who said they were lonely. Stu Ockwell and Andy Richardson were the officers who responded to the call. “What else could we do but make them a brew of tea and have a chat?”
Thomson told the BBC that the visit touched him, saying he felt as if he had been “locked off from everything.”
The police officers actions were very Christ like. In fact, James tells us that is pure and undefiled religion. Who do we know that is just lonesome? Could we reach out to them with a pot of tea and a bit of conversation? --Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
World, December 12, 2015 p. 24.
James 1:27 (HCSB) “Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world.”