Updated: Nov 20
A week ago I wrote to you about what Dorothy Day called the long loneliness. This morning, I want to continue that train of thought.
I've seen several studies in recent years that report more and more youth and young adults have a friendship deficit. This is sadly ironic given all the social media platforms that exist today. We've never been more connected, and yet, also never more lonely.
True, lasting friendship is a rare thing. It seems like this is increasing the case today.
As I mentioned last week in my post entitled Eleanor Rigby, in 2022, I want Our Saviour's to launch several new groups. Friends in Christ, we will call them. It might be the best thing that we can do for our neighbors at this stage. I can't start these groups on my own. I will need your help to do so.
I‘ll be sharing more about this in the weeks to come. In the meantime, I want to share with you what a few men and women have had to say about friendship over the years.
Friends in Christ will be very simple. The group will begin and end with prayer. For the rest of the hour each week, we will simply, carefully, and non-judgmentally, listen to one another as we share our stories.