Since Britain voted to leave the European Union more than a year ago, Europeans have mockingly said that the decision will result in an isolated, lonely island nation.
But Britain, in fact, already has a serious problem with loneliness, research has found. More than nine million people in the country often or always feel lonely, according to a 2017 report published by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness.
The issue prompted Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday to appoint a minister for loneliness.
‚ÄúFor far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life,‚ÄĚ Mrs. May said in a statement....
I believe that, going by my experience only that is; That believers fall far short of the mark when it comes to looking after the older housebound generations of church members... having changed church a few times, due to relocation in the past 40 years since my conversion, .. One often heard of this or that individual who was a faithful member of the fellowship had past away. On asking about on more than one occasion sadly, you learned about the work of these individuals, whilst discovering they had all but been forgotten about. It seems even in the best of fellowships we can be guilty of, out of site out of mind. I guess it's just yet another area of our Christian lives that need improvement. Come soon Lord Jesus,
Dr. Tim wrote: The newer version of Donne is not only much easier to read, but it is based on the oldest and best manuscripts.
Breaking news!! They JUST found a copy in a Monkies trash can, verified by a Vatican librarian (after his abuse arrest)-& brainiac scholars give u the Latest "Up-to-date translation" -- Ding Donne Belle
"No individual is an island entire of she/Shim/he/Hit/ itself(seems like I missed one ); every individual is a piece of some continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Africa or Asia or HispanoAmerica or (horrors!)clods from Europe are the less, as well as if a piece of land sticking out were, as well as any manner of your Facebook friends or of your own were; any person's death( 'Cept maybe evil Eurpean type clods) diminishes me, because I am involved in people. And therefore never send to know for whom the muezzin cries a mosque morn message , the muezzin calls out for the whole Trans spectrum. & "someone" called it the prettiest sound ever heard."
So throw out those olde versions. Trust me. New based on oldest ?
It sounds ridiculous, but when you look at the studies, you realize that this may be a modern ailment that needs attention. Of course, attending and belonging to a church fellowship that cares about you and that you care about others is a good part of the remedy. Even the Bible says that older women in churches should be teaching the younger women.
No man is an Iland, intire of itselfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Manor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. - Update for y'all --
No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. --
No island is a man Unless it b the Isle of Man??
And now I'm Donne Walking down the aisle of Man w/
.. MEDITATION XVII Devotions upon Emergent Occasions John Donne