It is not healthy to be lonely. A new finding from studies conducted over 21 years shows that people who lacked strong social ties and had few friends were 29 percent more likely to have a heart attack and 32 percent more likely to suffer a stroke. Researcher Nicole Valtorta reports that “if this is a risk factor then we should be trying to prevent the risk factor in the first place.”
The recipe for relief from loneliness is a Christian message. First we can have fellowship with the Father through Jesus Christ. But if someone needs companionship with skin on we, as the church, should welcome them into our fellowship with open arms. –Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell.
The Week, May 6, 2016 p. 21
1 John 1:3 (HCSB) “what we have seen and heard we also declare to you, so that you may have fellowship along with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.”