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God with Us
Today’s Reading: Psalm 63:8
God made us social beings; to live in the company of family and friends. However, not all like to live in such an environment. When a separation occurs, either a friend or relative, we can feel an immense solitude.

The world is full of lonely people. Those who have been separated by divorce or death are well aware of what is loneliness. Others feel lonely despite being surrounded by crowds.

Missionaries working in remote locations know about loneliness. People who work in counseling centers are dedicated to receive countless calls from people who feel lonely and have no one to talk to. Our Lord Jesus Christ also experienced isolation in the desert and on the cross, saying, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46).

We are children of God and we must not forget that in our solitude, He will never depart from us. Remember the words of David: “My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholds me.”

These words bring us security. In our loneliness, our alienation, God is with us, filling our lives with your presence and your love. When you are alone, remember the words of the poet: “God dwells with me!”

Ildefonso Torres