How Can I be Lonely?
As I was feeling a special appreciation to this sister, for allowing me to become someone who somehow filled an “empty space” in her life – I was brought back to my previous study on loneliness, and the words “empty space” prompted my next question to her about the existence of loneliness in her life as well as in the lives of other people.
You know, I have had people come in here and say “Sister, aren’t you lonely in this room?” How could I be lonely ? I can’t tell everybody how much God and I are getting on, but how could I ever be lonely when He’s given me so much love. I can be as mad as I want at Him, but He doesn’t even care. People come in and say, “Sister, aren’t you lonely?” And I say, “How can I be lonely? First of all, I love to read. I can read all day long; everything I get my hands on. Then I pick out what means something to me and my friends who know I like to read are always bringing me something to read, too. I could read all day long and be happy. That’s what I like.