Isaiah 50:4-7-; Psalm 22:8-9,17-18,19-20,23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 14:1-15:47
The world-famous author/psychiatrist, Dr. Paul Tournier, once called loneliness “the most devastating malady of the age.” Another eminent physician has said of loneliness, “There is no human condition so acute-or so universal.” Loneliness “doesn’t happen just on dark days,” novelist Faith Baldwin has written, “it can pierce you like a knife on a spring morning or a golden summer afternoon, no matter where you are or what you are doing.” And I don’t have to tell you that during the global pandemic, the piercing pain of loneliness has reached epic proportions.
It was Good Friday. Through a series of chance circumstances, a well-known actress found herself sitting in a crowded church, listening to a reading of the “Passion of the…
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