Being a loved one to someone who needs love
An old friend of mine who is unemployed, lonely and lives all all by himself, recently lost his brother due to illness. His siblings came from far and wide for the funeral and left soon after leaving him sad and lonely.
Then there is another elderly friend who was suddenly taken seriously ill, leaving his wife all alone with hardly any loved ones at her side. She was not only lonely and fearful but did not know what to do in that tragic situation.
The next case is about an elderly woman who was living with her children and grandchildren but felt lonely as they all were too busy to give her some time.She was lonely despite being in a crowd.
There are indeed many unfortunate people who are in our midst who are lonely with no family or friends to call loved ones. Christmas does not mean anything to them. As we prepare to share our joy of Christmas with our family and friends, let us remember those who are lonely without their family and loved ones. Let us try to understand how it will be Christmas without money, food, shelter and most importantly without family and loved ones.
This Christmas let us try to become a ‘loved one’ to someone who doesn’t have any. As we celebrate the humble birth of Jesus in a stable among poor shepherds, let us adopt His humility to share our joy with those who don’t have it for some reason.
In the midst of all our celebrations, let us not forget there many around us, who have lost the need for celebrations in their lives. To them we extend our heartfelt greetings for a joyous and blessed Christmas.
“It’s Christmas every time you let God love others through you…..” Mother Teresa