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Lord, Don’t Let Me Be Lonely

Lord, Don’t Let Me Be Lonely

Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Psalm 25:16 Mary’s only friend was her television. Called it her noise box. It drowned out the sirens and racket outside her apartment. At 93 years of age, soap stars had become her family. She fussed at them when they misbehaved and counseled them when they needed her advice. Real human interaction was an infrequent occurrence. Occasionally, she pushed her walker into the breezeway of her apartment building hoping to exchange a few words with passersby. Her daughter visited once a week to buy her groceries. Even […]

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