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All the Lost and Lonely People ~ Our Haughty Eyes

Updated on August 14, 2015
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Theresa desires to share inspirational writings from her heart and sharing of those who are making an impact in this world.

Lonely Person On the Beach

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So long as we love, we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

As the Body of Christ, we are to reach out to those who are lost and running 100 miles in the wrong direction, and just love others no matter what and do not judge. Love as Christ loves.

Lonely Man On a Bench

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Biblical Quotes on Haughty Eyes or Pride

Proverbs 6:15-19 states:

There are six things the Lord hates,

seven that are detestable to Him:

haughty eyes,

a lying tongue,

hands that shed innocent blood,

a heart that devises wicked schemes,

feet that are quick to rush into evil,

False witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers..

Proverbs 27-2 states:

Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.

Proverbs 21:24 states:

The proud and arrogant man ---'Mocker' is his name; he behaves with overweening pride.

Proverbs 8:13 states:

To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.


How Many Times Have We Seen This Scenario Played Out And Have Done Nothing?


As the Body of Christ, we are to open our eyes to those who are running in the wrong direction at 100 miles per hour.


We should let them know of the hope that is in us. There is a brighter tomorrow, and all is not lost. We should welcome those into our circle of friends and truly accept them for who they are no matter what the circumstances.


We should not judge others by the way they dress, and not bother to speak to them or even acknowledge them as another human being. When the Lord opens our eyes to see what He would have us see, it is then we see all the lonely people. The Body of Christ, as a whole, really has not done such a great job in this area, as most only desire to be around those who are like themselves.


What if a prostitute came to your church, would she or he be welcomed and spoken truth into him or her?


As believers, we are to show Christ's love to all those, and especially to all those who are hurting. Sometimes we get so caught up and busy in our own little lives, we forget to open our eyes to all those around us and really listen to what they are telling us. They may need someone to help them. Maybe they need someone who will listen to them and make them feel they belong, and that they really do matter in this world.


Lost and Lonely

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Beth Moore's Poem on Pride


I keep this poem by Beth Moore, a Christian author, always right at my desk, so that I may refer to it throughout the day. It keeps me mindful what having pride is able to do in our lives.

Sharing a poem by Beth Moore:


My Name is Pride. I am a Cheater.


"My name is Pride. I am a cheater.

I cheat you of your God-given destiny…
because you demand your own way.I cheat you of contentment…
because you 'deserve better than this.'

I cheat you of knowledge…
because you already know it all. I cheat you of healing…
because you’re too full of me to forgive. I cheat you of holiness…
because you refuse to admit when you’re wrong. I cheat you of vision…
because you’d rather look in the mirror than out a window. I cheat you of genuine friendship…
because nobody’s going to know the real you .I cheat you of love…
because real romance demands sacrifice. I cheat you of greatness in heaven…
because you refuse to wash another’s feet on earth. I cheat you of God’s glory…
because I convince you to seek your own. My name is Pride. I am a cheater. You like me because you think I’m always looking out for you. Untrue.
I’m looking to make a fool of you. God has so much for you, I admit, but don’t worry…
If you stick with me you’ll never know."

(by Beth Moore)


Reading this poem on pride, always helps to keep me humble.



Fix Our Eyes On Christ

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Reaching Out When You Know Someone Is Lost

Do you often reach out to those who you may not even really know, who seem to just need a friend to listen?

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Our Haughty Eyes


The following video is so powerful as to reaching out to those, and not with haughty eyes, but understanding and acceptance when we know they are running 100 miles an hour in the wrong direction. It starts out with a young female, but ends up with a young man. They are out there. They need friends and a human touch.They need that human connection so that they will not be lost forever.

Especially us Christians, when we may see someone who has, let's say, visited our church, but we have not taken the time to get to know their name or know anything about them. However, with our haughty eyes, we may judge them just because they are a little different than we are, or from where they came, how they dress or that they just may not fit into that mold we think they should fit to be allowed to enter our church! We are all sinners in need of a savior.

Jesus speaks to this in His living and active word, the Holy Bible.

How many today have you seen who you knew needed someone to just stop and listen to them who were running in that wrong direction so fast to destruction. We must pray for them of course, but we must also reach out to them in compassion.


Casting Crowns - Does Anybody Hear Her

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I think sometimes we need to go in search of these people. Unlike cities we do not have them around us in rural settings, probably mostly because country people take care of anyone in need physically and ones needing a shoulder are not letting everyone know. Too bad churches are not more into this for I am sure it would bring many converts. Who could help them more than Christ and all we need do is introduce them.

      Great thoughts Faith. God bless. ^ and sharing.

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      Faith, your light shines so bright in this world. What a wonderful message in your words and I want to thank you. This is such a reminder that just because someone is on our radar doesn't mean they aren't struggling. It's so easy to just assume it's someone else's problem or that someone else will take care of it. We are so wrong for thinking that way. I love this video too, even though it made me cry. :-) It reminded me so much of myself when I was a young girl with no brain. Thank God for people who cared enough about me not to let me slip away or fall too hard. Blessings to you my special friend. You inspire me with every word and deed.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Another reason for me to love who you are, and of course I agree completely with the spirit of this hub. Who am I to judge? If someone hadn't helped me six years ago I would be dead now. Each and every one of us has value as a human being. You are a gem, Faith!

      blessings always,

      bill

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      molly meadows 4 years ago

      Faith, I had never heard that poem before, and it blew me away! Thanks for sharing it. I am always blessed by your hubs.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Faith, to give hope and love is so important. Thank you for the reminder that we Christians have a responsibility to share these with those around us and to remember that none of us is perfect. God bless you for this lovely, positive hub.

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Splendid poem. You are so great in your hub writing and reminding us of what we should be. Thanks so much.

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dearest Faith,

      Sometimes people just need to have someone listen and make them feel accepted without judgment.

      This is a heartfelt reminder of how easy it is to show concern and support. Your writing is inspirational and shows your spiritual beauty.

      Thank you, my friend. Love, Maria

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jackie,

      Always great to see you stopping by to read, as you always get the message I am attempting to send out to this world and to the Body of Christ, as that hope that is in us, should reflect the Lord. It is ONLY the Lord who saves, but when we say we are Christians and do not reach out to those such as Christ did, what are we really saying to this lost world?

      Thanks so much dear one for adding much to this little hub here and sharing. I appreciate you always.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Linda,

      I am always so happy to see you popping in here, for you are such a refreshingly honest person, who inspires all. Thank you so much for your very kind words.

      I remember those young days after leaving home, thinking, "I can do just want I want to do, although I did marry young . . ." LOL But still, in other areas, I, too, was running probably 1,000 miles an hour in the wrong direction until I hit that brick wall the Lord set up right in front of me and, boy, did I do a 360 in the other direction. I am so grateful for those who loved me enough and kept on loving me even . . . especially my Lord, who never stopped pursuing me. Praise Him!

      That video made me cry too, as it really does portray a lot of truth. My heart breaks for those who are lost and running in that wrong direction, especially when it seems no one's eyes are even open to seeing them. I am thankful, now, my eyes are open to those who may be hurting and feel as though they are not worthy of belonging, when they are, no matter what lies they have been told. Now, for some reason, I am reminded of that song, "Amazing grace . . . I once was blind, but now I see . . ."

      Regardless of what our beliefs are, we all belong to the human race, and we just need to reach out is all.

      Linda, thank you so much for adding greatly to this hub with your inspiring comments.

      Blessings. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Bill!!!

      Wow, your comments are always so precise and dead on dear one!!! No matter what our beliefs are, we are all human and we all fall down, and sometimes we need a helping hand to lift us back up again.

      I am always so grateful to see you stopping by to read and leaving such thought-provoking comments that are also very honest to the core.

      That's what I love about you most.

      You are a great friend. Peace and happiness to you always dear one.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Molly!

      I almost did not see you there, but I am so glad for your visit here, and I am glad to know you loved that poem. That is one of my favorite poems, as it is very humbling indeed, which is what I know I need to read quite often!

      Thank you so much dear one for your very kind words, and I am always so blessed when you visit.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Sweet Blossom with an "a" . . .

      Always a pleasure to see your sweet smiling face popping in to comment dear one. Yes, that is for sure most important . . . to give hope and love no doubt! Not one of us are perfect at all. When you walk into a church, it is full of sinners . . . hence the need for our Lord.

      Wow, I am intimidated by the "a" . . . being, that while I was still blurry-eyed this morning (learn the hard way), I published this little hub, and then realized while at work and unable to change a thing, noticing necessary edits! Yikes!!! So, when I finally arrived home, I made edits, and then saw where you had commented, and I am sure it was prior to the necessary edits.

      No worries though, you are always still so very sweet and leave such lovely comments to add greatly to every hub, and to His glory.

      God bless you always. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi wetnosedogs,

      I hope Roscoe is doing well! I know he loves helping you with all of your wonderful book reviews ---since he gets a treat too for all of his hard work!

      Thank you so much for stopping by to read and always leaving such kind words dear one. You are are treasure.

      Well, I have been there, and I am just grateful that someone was there to help me when I was going in the wrong direction no doubt!!! He is sweet like that, you know.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Maria,

      I am so glad for your visit here! Yes, it is just that easy to listen and truly have compassion for another. So why it is sometimes we cannot see past our ownselves to see those who may just need a kind word or really no words, but just to listen.

      Let us all truly make that human connection. If each and every one of us did so, wouldn't the world be a little bit of a nicer place?

      Thank you, Maria, for your lovely words here, which really add so much to this hub. You are always so encouraging to all and an inspiration to me.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Faith , god blesss you woman , your place in heaven is reserved for sure . spreading the faith and words of the lord are special and i know it can never end for there are many who walk around with their eyes wide open but do not see. keep up the good work .

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Outstanding reflection. His hand touched you again, For now, the best I can do is not be too much of burden on my wife.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hello dear cleaner3,

      I am so happy you have visited here!!! Thank you so much for such lovely words to glorify our lord dear one.

      Yes, sometimes we can just be so busy with our own lives, we forget there are others all around us, just needing that human connection.

      God bless you too. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Mh,

      I am honored with your presence here this evening dear one! Thank you for such kind words to glorify our Lord God.

      Ha, I can never imagine in this lifetime of you ever being a burden on anyone, especially your wife, who is so very blessed to have you for a husband no doubt.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      What a great grouping of powerful messages Faith.. although I have no religion.. I still find comfort in God...

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Frank,

      Thank you so much for your lovely words, and I am always glad to see you visiting. I appreciate you sharing that with me, and it makes me happy to know you still find comfort in God. I am not "religious" just a Christian.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I like to think I am cognizant of the fact that there are many lonely, suffering people, Faith, but something happened yesterday that won't leave me alone. I came out of a store I'd stopped inside and saw a man standing alone in the cold rain looking like I felt after losing my job. He asked if I had some change to spare and I indicated that I had used my debit card in the store. He thanked me anyway and started to walk away. I started rummaging through my disorganized purse to find a few dollars, grabbed them and looked up to see him gone. I feel horrible. I've had some bad experiences with people waylaying me in the Walgreens parking lot for money. I gave them a few dollars (I am still laid off), but one young man tried to grab my purse in the process. Another woman met my gift by saying she needed a few more dollars. Hence, I didn't want to struggle with my purse while the stranger looked on. The man in the cold rain haunts me though, as he was dirty, thin and obviously hungry. He didn't want verbiage, he needed a meal. My heart was in the right place, but the bottom line is that I was too late to help him, for which I am sorry.

      I have found no solace in organized religion, as I have experienced, despite lofty words, great hypocrisy. But, I do see the face of God in the compassion and kindness of sincerely caring people like you, Faith. Thank you for the poignant reminder that we are our brother's keeper. It is not someone else's responsibility...it is our own. Thank you for a beautiful composition that serves as the inspirational motivation to care for each other and, in doing so, honoring being created in the likeness of our creator.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Belovd One Amy,

      I am sorry for the late comment, as I just got in from work. If there is anyone who is more cognizant of the fact that there are many lonely people out there than you, one would be hard pressed to find them!!!

      Oh me, dear one, I am so sorry about what happened to you yesterday. I have done that very same thing, and please do not beat yourself up about it. I never have change or actual real money on me, but I do offer food or water if they ask me for something if I have it, or am where I can get it. There are a lot on the street who may be putting on a scam, but I know your keen intution will kick in to discern between the real and not.

      Although I have written a couple of hubs on the homeless, this hub is not about the homeless, but about ordinary every day people, as depicted in the video, who you just know are lonely and running down that wrong path in their daily choices. But that is how we learn and grow too, through our mistakes in this life. I am so thankful to those who still loved me when I as so young and away from home and started down that wrong direction with my choices, and many reached out to me and still loved me no matter what. I think that is the key, no matter what our beliefs are, to love all and be loved.

      Amy, it is so evident that your heart is so full of love for others, it just shines through in your writing and in how you live and look at life.

      I am so blessed to know you via HP and you are such an inspiration to me and so many dear one.

      I am not "religious" (too many rules) but just a Christian who just wants to try to love all without judging no matter what . . . that unconditional love, that true love for all of humanity. It is hard sometimes. This write is mainly directed to the Body of Christ, who are to really show that unconditional love, but are the ones whose eyes are sometimes "haughty" or not open to those placed right in their paths. And it may very well be they are really just not aware.

      Thank you so much for the kind words here, and I treasure you, as you are just so very honest, which is so refreshing, and it just goes to show that we can all love each other despite our different beliefs. That is exactly my point here.

      Peace and happiness to you always. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      We should always go by the fact that God has made us all equal in His eyes. None of us are or should consider ourselves above everyone else. Whenever I can I try to help those less fortunate. I believe they are just the same as me but down on their luck. My greatest memory is that after the funeral of my husband's father-in-law a group of us were gathered outside the back of the restaurant where we had come together for a meal after the cemetery. A bum with a sad looking sack came up to us and asked for money. I looked back into the restaurant and saw a whole bowl of boiled and uneaten potatoes. So I grabbed that bowl and put it into a plastic bag and gave it to the bum. That man actually cried and I hugged him real tight. I think that is what makes life so meaningful. Enjoyed the poem and video. Passing this on. God bless.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      God bless you Gypsy,

      Thank you for sharing here with us on this hub dear one. You are the best. I have written a couple of hubs on the homeless.

      One can always tell that another loves so much by their heart, and your heart overflows with love for all, not only in your writing, but how you live your life.

      This particular hub is more so about those ordinary people, not necessarily homeless, but who are just going down the wrong path, as the video depicted. I know you reach out to all who you come into contact with, and God bless you for that fact.

      I will not be commenting much, as my mother is not well and she lives in another state, and I will be traveling to see her. She is about to turn 84 and they found a kidney stone the size of her thumb in her left kidney! She has had a rough week. They operated (laproscopic) in just 30 minutes. The only thing is that they will not hold her room at the facility she lives in Georgia (a different state from where I live) over five days. So, our family must make a decision, and I want to bring her back down this way to live, so that I may check on her daily. My brother and youngest sister live near her now, but my brother and his family may possibly be moving back down this way. So I am checking all this out here, just in case.

      I will miss everyone, and I am sorry I will not be able to comment much on all of the great writings here of all. I will be back in a short while, and try to catch up then.

      Gypsy, you have always been a great inspiration and encourager to me since day one here on HubPages, and I want to thank you personally for that fact. Your are the best. Please never stop writing.

      This is a sad time for all in many different ways. Your poem about being sad said it all, as to the condition of a lot of one's hearts during this difficult time in many lives. I do pray that you will get to come back one day to see all of your friends in NYC.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      So true, Faith, there is always a brighter tomorrow, and nothing is ever lost.

      Lovely poem about Pride!

      Voted up, thought-provoking and comforting :)

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Long ago I was taught to reach out and help others and as often as I can I try to do so. As I know it is written...you do it unto the least of these my brethren you do it unto me. It is right that we should do so. And Casting Crowns is on on pandora on my roku along with many other Christian groups. This song is so passionately written and sung it made tears come to my eyes and in my heart. Reaching out to someone such as she is a huge part of why we are here.

      but the real reason I came to read tonight was to tell you I am sending Angels and prayers to you and your family and to your precious Momma and asking our Heavenly Father to wrap His healing loving arms around her. Your friend in Christ. Love ps

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Martie,

      So nice to have you stopping by for a visit here dear one. Thank you so much for the kind words. Yes, that pride will get one every time no doubt. Paraphrasing . . . Pride cometh before a big fall!

      Yes, there is always hope, as there will be another tomorrow when the sun is shining.

      Thank you so much for the vote up.

      Sending lots of hugs and love to your way across the world to Africa. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi my dear friend Ps,

      Always great to see you dear one!!! Amen on that one for sur. The least of these. Those who are last in this world, will be first in the kingdom of heaven, and those who are first will be last.

      That song by Casting Crowns and the video surely brings the tears, as I can just see that rejection happening even within the Body of Christ, where it really should not, as just look at who Jesus himself would hang out with . . . there you go!!!

      Oh, dear one, God bless you for your lovely prayers!!! I know my mother is surrounded by His angels. This morning it was a little scary as my mother's heart rate dropped too low, so they had to put in tubes into her neck to get the medicine down to her heart, but she is stable right now. So thank you so much for your prayers, as the prayers of the righteous (those right with God) are powerful and effective. I just want to thank you so much as He does hear and He does heal. I know without any doubt whatsoever. What His will is . . . if He is ready to take her to her true home, where there will be no more tears, pain and suffering, then I know one day I will see her again on those streets with no names . . . but for now I shall cherish her and thank Him for blessing me with the sweetest mother on the planet. Praise Him!

      No you are making me cry dear one. Love you my dearest friend in Christ. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      What a spectacular and enlightening read, perfect for this Sunday afternoon! Thank you Faith as well for introducing Beth Moore.

      Love from the sky~

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Faith, love your poem from Beth Moore. I heard her share once about a man she met in the airport. She was impressed to comb his hair and she didn't want to do it because he was very unsightly and dirty. She followed through. She was later blessed because the man had been praying someone would help him to look presentable for his wife who was arriving. It was sweet how she told it, but more important, her obedience to God was moving and inspiring. Great verses shared and message. Blessings, dear one.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi CrisSp,

      Always great to receive that "Love from the sky!"

      Thank you so much dear one for your lovely comments as always.

      Blessings to you. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi teaches!

      Always great to see you stopping by and leaving wonderful comments which always add much to any hub! Yes, I just love Beth Moore, as she surely inspires one to be the Godly woman He calls us all to be, and her life story is amazing---with His amazing grace no doubt!

      Thank you for sharing that beautiful story about Beth Moore glorifying our Lord God in loving as Christ loves.

      I appreciate your kinds words here.

      Many blessing to you always. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ...and I am one of those lost lonely people at times but then again I feel like one of the luckiest people in the world to have my relative freedom in life. When you wake up everyday without a family though - sometimes it is tough to get through a day and I suffer from situational depression and anxiety and I have high blood pressure.

      I've had the love though of my two best friends, my parents, and currently I have the blessed company of my two cats, Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel (Tiffy is my mum's cat and she is 18 now) and I am doing the best writing of my life here at the Hub and it's been an amazing journey meeting so many wonderful and interesting people like yourself.

      You are like a modern wonder of the world and your messages of hope, love and guidance always inspire me - so thank you for coming into my life and I am having my morning coffee on this beautiful sunday morning sending you warm wishes from lake erie time 9:54am canada

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh me, Dearest One Epi,

      You are the sweetest person ever!!!

      It is I who is blessed to know you via HP, and I apologize for not getting your way lately, as I have my granddaughters up this weekend, and my mother is not well, she is 84, and lives in another state. Tomorrow I will be traveling to be with her.

      I am sorry you sometimes struggle with being lonesome, and I can't imagine anyone as wonderful as you being lonely. If I lived up your way, I would visit so much to the point of becoming annoying, and you would have to tell me in your nice way, please leave me be! LOL

      You are blessed to have loving parents and your two best friends who adore you no doubt. Plus the added bonus, of Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel ---how precious.

      You're right about the freedom, and I do love my family, but sometimes having a little alone time, does really sound very nice. LOL

      The funny thing is too, that in the past, I have felt very lonely when I am surrounded by a room full of people, so even when there are a lot of people around, does not mean a person is not lonely, and it is those who you know really love you who makes this life not so lonely. Not the quantity of people around, but the quality of their love is what matters.

      If I ever make it up your way, I am going to make it a priority to bug you, and stop in and see you dear one and your lovely cats.

      Hugs and blessings you way. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Sharilee Swaity 4 years ago from Canada

      Faith Reaper, this is so beautiful, and a call back to the heart of Jesus. Thank you so much for this. This has blessed my heart. Take care, sister.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi prairieprincess,

      I am so blessed by your visit here! Thank you so much for your lovely words to glorify our Lord Jesus. I am so happy you received a blessing from this little hub.

      God bless dear sister. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      You've moved my heart and soul with this wonderfully inspiring gift you lavish us with here. Your message and witness to the lost and lonely is a testimony to your faith. The video brought tears to my tired eyes, I felt the pain of loneliness often since my divorce and estrangement from 3 of my 4 children these past 13 years. I was a Christian at one time, active in my faith, a student of the bible and a teacher of his word.

      When my marriage disolved it was then I felt the wrath of Christians who stood by me when I was married yet abandoned me when I was divorced. The LOVE was disolved like melting snow and left my faith in God COLD. I suppose many would call me a back slidden Christian and I accept that.

      However only God knows me and like The Apostle, I scream and rant at times and he listens to my pleas in my solitude. My Bible is my comforter and in my loneliness I pick it up and read a passage or two to enlighten me and feel our Lord's presence. I do not enter a Church any longer nor feel the false fellowship that I detest, yet I know our Lord is present and I have been carried in his loving arms often. I pray that I am given a glimpse of heaven when my eyes finally close. Peace and blessings I send to you this Saturday morn. Voted UP and SHARED.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Vincent,

      Thank you so much for sharing your most powerful words here as to your true testimony of experiencing those "haughty eyes" from the very ones who are to love unconditionally as Christ loved. You have spoken to the very core of the message to which I have attempted to convey here.

      I am glad of your personal and intimate relationship with our Lord God, as He does love you and knows everything about you. One does not need to step one foot into a church---as it is that relationship you speak of that is the key. I know in my heart, just from reading your very words, that you will not only get a glimpse of heaven when your eyes finally close, but you will be welcomed with open arms and that divine - true agape love of the Father and his Son, you will experience for an eternity.

      Thank you so much for the vote up and share.

      God bless you dear one. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Faith, a wonderfully inspiring hub. We can never tell when we may be the ones needing the helping hand, especially at this time of the year. So let us all cast a little bread upon the waters. :). Voting up, and my best to you.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jo,

      So glad for your visit here this morning. Thank you for your kind words and I love that, let us all cast a little bread upon the water."

      Thank you for the vote up

      Peace and blessings your way dear one. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I am more spiritual than religious, if that makes any sense. Spirituality should not leave us when we exit the church doors, but I have seen this happen too often. I love Beth Moore’s poem. Judgment and false pride comes so easily to so many. Can you imagine the world if this were not so? If each of us would extend a helping hand to someone every day, or genuine, caring words, this would gift humanity with such possibilities. I am so lucky to have been loved and to have given love in my life; God’s greatest gifts. Thank you for this inspiring hub. :-)

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      kylesanderson 4 years ago

      Whether I have an angsty disappointment with Him or not this hub is beautiful. Thanks. Voted up. Awesome and beautiful.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Genna,

      So very happy to see you stopping by to read. I, too, do not consider myself to be "religious" either, and that does make a lot of sense believe me!

      Thank you for your very wise words here which have added much to this hub. Wow, yes, just imagine how different the world would be if each of us did just that each day.

      The greatest gift ever is truly love---that unconditional love.

      Thank you so much for your inspiring comments.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi kyle,

      So great to see you stopping by to visit here! Thank you so much for your honest and very lovely comment.

      I can understand your thoughts about disappointing Him, but really He loves you. There is nothing that you could do to keep Him from loving you. I do know there is one (who I do not like to even mention his name) who would have you to believe such.

      I also want to thank you for the votes here. I appreciate you.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      Didn't read this hub before, and I see myself doing things naturally. Kindness is so hard to achieve in a hectic world. Your approach to the lonely people and the lost, is pretty much remarkable faith. There is so much to learn from this hub, and... after reading your words, we come to realize that we can do so much with so litlle. That's the way the Lord wanted anyway. Happy thanksgiving my friend!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Thanks Joseph,

      What lovely comments here. I love your hub on loneliness, as it did offer great advice and so I had to link it to this one.

      Yes, one does not have to have great wealth or anything of the such to reach out to someone and just love them for who they are - as we are all made in His image, so we are all really great, but sometimes we need someone to come alongside of us and remind us of that fact.

      Happy Thanksgiving to you too. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Faith.. I love Beth Moore.. I have been to so many of her seminars.. I always leave a renewed woman.. My pastor really likes her.. .. I love this hub.. I am sharing and pinning.

      Happy Thanksgiving my sweet christian sister

      Debbie

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Dearest Debbie,

      I just really have always loved Beth Moore, but I have never been fortunate enough to attend one of her many seminars. She is an awesome Godly women no doubt, just like you. I have been to many small group women's studies on some of her work, and they were awesome and I learned so much from her.

      Thank you for stopping by to read, the wonderful comments and sharing, pinning!

      Happy Thanksgiving my dearest sister in Christ.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

      This was a lovely and helpful read Faith Reaper. Often pride can lead to ego inflated routes. Thank you for sharing this message and more. Voting up and rating beautiful, useful, and interesting :)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Olde Cashmere,

      So great to see you stopping by to read. Thank you so much for the kind words and insightful comments to add to the subject of this hub.

      I appreciate the votes

      I will come by to see what is up in your beautiful hub world. EVERYONE, if you have not checked old Old Cashmere's awesome hubs, you really should, and you will also be delighted and amazed with his lovely art!

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Which ever way someone can find hope, peace and happiness is good with me. I feel you are a very sweet, deep and meaningful person who wants to help others:) I love that about you Faith.

      I love that song so much - silver cup:) such a great message. Have a wonderful day, YOU!

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you for writing this my friend Faith. You filled my heart today. I always need that. You have a wonderful soul.

      Thank you for being a sister in Christ.

      God bless you.

      Michele

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      Salini 4 years ago from India

      A beautiful hub. I believe kindness is a virtue of strong and a good listener always has a kind heart. This hub has taught me many things about your faith and your dedication towards your lord.

      Keep doing your good work.

      voted up and useful.

      Have a lovely day ahead.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Kelly ("the real deal"),

      So great to see you stopping by to read!!! I am sorry to be late in commenting, as I picked up my granddaughters last night for the weekend.

      Thank you so much for leaving such lovely comments. Wow, there is no "great and out of this world button" to push here. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

      I had just added that video "Lonely People" by America/Jars of Clay, as my husband and I just had watched a concert (newer one, and they all looked as though they really had not aged much), as they are an old band, America, that is.

      I appreciate the great comments to add to this hub.

      YOU, have a wonderful weekend too.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Ah sweet Michele,

      I am so blessed by your comment dear and I am glad your heart was filled by reading this little hub here. You are a precious Sister in Christ, good friend and great writer, whom I admire much.

      Thank you for such wonderful comments here.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Life Iz Beautiful (I love your hub name)

      Yes, life is truly beautiful no doubt!

      Oh, what lovely comments dear one to leave and which add much to glorify our Lord here in this hub.

      I am humbled by your kind words to me, and I thank you so much.

      We all must keep fighting that good fight of faith no doubt.

      God bless you. And I pray you have a lovely weekend. I am late in commenting, as I picked up my granddaughters last night for the weekend. They are eating breakfast right now -heehee - so I escaped for a minute to comment.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      The poem is very powerful and it hits the mark. You cannot hide but accept failures and follow the will of our loving God.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Good Morning ignugent,

      So great to see you stopping by to read and leaving such profound comments here to add greatly to this little hub here.

      I appreciate you so much and thank you for continuing to read and comment.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Another proof that you practice what you preach. It is so easy to attend church every Sunday, to read the Bible, to tell other people what to do....but do we have the strength to DO what we believe? You and this hub are a true inspiration. Your biblical quotes, music choices, and poems only add to the glory of God and beauty within you Faith!

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and beautiful!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Mary (till)!!!

      Just getting in for the evening and I come home to read such lovely comments here. I am so very humbled indeed! Thank you so much for adding to His glory here.

      Sometimes it is the very Body of Christ who is judging those who just want to be loved and accepted, and we should always love as Christ loves.

      Yes, I, too, do love those particular songs here. Very powerful.

      I appreciate the votes

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

      Just noticed something odd, there is a link that I did not link on here, "The End of the Game?" I linked a hub by Lord De Cross on loneliness? Wonder how that happened---how strange? Have to edit.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem by Beth Moore. Pride can be like a rock hung around our necks. The world would be a much happier place if we all 'swallowed' a little.

      A beautiful hub Faith

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Rosemary!

      Thank you so much for your insightful comments, which add much to this subject no doubt.

      Yes, when we start to worship our own selves, than we can expect that big fall, as they say.

      It is always so nice to see you visiting. I appreciate your kinds words too.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Faith, I am not a religious person, but I love the message here, we shouldn't stand in judgement of each other but there are so many ways to help make this a better world fo all.

      My very best to you.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jo!

      Thank you so much for your refreshingly honest and lovely comments here. So glad you stopped by to visit and read. That is so true, as this message does apply to all. I'm not religious either, just a Christian.

      Blessings your way. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      As a religiously tolerant man, I believe, every belief takes us to the same destination. All we have to do is follow our own faith.

      I believe only religious person can serve humanity. When a person is religious he cannot harm other people.

      Thanks for your thoughts, the quotes from Bible are very inspiring.

      Cheers

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Thanks so much Vinaya for leaving such thought-provoking comments here to add to this little hub.

      I appreciate your visit here.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      There are so many lonely people that truly suffer this time of year. Some prefer to mope in their memories, but can be pulled from their misery if one tries hard enough. I can't imagine a holiday season without my wife, but so many are alone and longing for the better times of the past shared with loved ones, or simply to wish for an end so that the togetherness can again be found. Not only religion, but simple human kindness and concern is needed to help these people through the season and help to "ease the pain" they endure. It's a matter of being compassionate to all, something that most are "just too busy" to do anymore. Love the hub, as always! Great Job!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi RC,

      What lovely thoughts and comments you have shared here dear this night. So full of much truths indeed! God bless you and your wife dear one, and I pray you have the best Christmas ever.

      Yes, simple human kindness . . . if each one of us just reached out to one person each day, even in the smallest of gestures (maybe just a smile or kind word), this world would be such a nicer place in which to live.

      My sweet mother is having the stents switched out around that thumb size kidney stone this week, as they believe that is where the infection that is left in her body is located. Her white blood cell count is 20K, way too high and she is very weak now. So any prayers are appreciated for the sweetest mother on the planet in my eyes. She will have a birthday this Sunday, the 16th and will be 84 years old. I hope she is feeling better by her birthday and all the way well by Christmas, as that would be the best Christmas present ever for me and her too.

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      A very inspirational hub, Faith Reaper. Nicely done.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Terrye,

      So glad for your visit here to this "lonely" hub. Now it is not so lonely that you are here. I appreciate your kind words very much.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Funom Theophilus Makama 4 years ago from Europe

      Oh my dear Faith Reaper. It's been a while I was nourished with your blessed and fantastic hubs... Thanks a lot for sharing this and I hope I will visit often. Happy new year and I am wishing you a prosperous 365 days with lots of testimonies to share.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Funom,

      Thank you so much for stopping by to read and leaving lovely comments. When the Lord places something on my heart, then I will certainly write about it. I am sure there will be lots of testimonies to share, as life is life, and He uses our daily trials to build our trust and faith in Him. Then it is time to share what He has done in our lives!

      Happy New Year to you too and God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful read Faith and hers to many more to follow.

      Eddy.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Eddy,

      Thank you so much for stopping to read. I appreciate your kind words so very much.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      FriendofTruth 4 years ago from Michigan

      Yes Dear Sister, you are so right, we should never be haughty against anyone who is trying to seek the Lord or who is in need. We do have to display the character of Christ. God is so merciful and loving and faithful to reach out His hands - may we pour out as He does as well...

      God bless you in His love Faith Reaper!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest FriendofTruth,

      Sorry I almost missed your wonderful comment you left here dearest one. Yes, may we love as Christ loves.

      I, myself, am so thankful that His mercies are new each and every morn!

      Let us pray that He opens our eyes to see what He would have us to see and go where He would have us to go, and be His feet and hands reaching out to those who are hurting or just needing someone to listen to them.

      Thank you so much for leaving such great comments to glorify our Lord God.

      God bless you. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Religion is he choice of each individual having one or not having one we are still humans

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi DDE, it most certainly is a choice. And we all should still love one another regardless of that choice. I am a christian, and do not belong to any religion.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Someone once told me that if I am kind to others, it is much easier to be kind to myself--I believe that to be true--your post made me think about those words

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Audrey,

      Wow, thanks so much for the great comment here!

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi FaithReaper... I agree with you on all your points most certainly. I like many have been hurt in the church at the hands of those who took time to judge.

      For me it is about a personal relationship. It has nothing to do with mans rules, a big building and turning the church into a supermarket of venues to make it more appealing.

      The life I choose to live is one of following His Word. Yes I can make mistakes like any other. Does it make me a better Christian than the next, most certainly not. We are all fallen but we have something even greater, we have Him.

      Hugs and Blessings from Canada

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Rolly!

      So great to see you here reading and leaving such wonderful comments to glorify our sweet Lord. Yes, it is most certainly all about that personal and intimate relationship with Him and not about man's rules.

      You are so right that we are ALL fallen, therefore, we have no business judging each other, because then we have no time to love them, as He would have us to do!

      I appreciate your comments which add greatly to this hub.

      Hugs and Blessings from southern USA, Faith Reaper

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      I love your beautiful Hub. The song by Casting Crowns brought tears to my eyes. Although, I must confess that the haughty look that the woman with her daughter going into church gave the naughty girl in the parking lot in the video . . .

      In all my life, as a professional church-visitor, who has been to hundreds of churches, from Catholic Mass to Pentecostals rolling in the floor, I have never seen a look cast like that in real life, nor heard an unkind word spoken to anybody in a church or on church property.

      I keep hearing how common it must be but I have never in real life seen any evidence of it. Part of me tends to think it is an urban legend spawned by the Enemy to dissuade the Lost from going to church--that this is what they'll get. No one has ever treated me that way, and I have for years been a stranger in churches, and in my early days, often poorly dressed (I was traveling in a rock band for over 20 years), and sometimes bleary-eyed, without much sleep, or even hungover. But I was always greeted warmly and treated kindly, all over the country, in ever kind of church imaginable.

      Anyway, I digress. Your article is great and I agree with you that we have to reach out in love to everyone we come across.

      And I am sure that you do. :-)

      God Bless You!

      James

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi James,

      Thanks so much for sharing your experience in this area, and I am so thrilled to know of your experience of the body of Christ not looking down with haughty eyes, no matter if one may be a little different than them!!!

      However, on the other hand, I have seen such first hand, unfortunately, in the case of a teenage girl getting pregnant and her whole family being shunned! So, that was so terrible and my heart just went out to the girl and to the family. No matter what the circumstances, we are to love as Christ loves.

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Brenda Durham 4 years ago

      FaithReaper, beautiful hub with a great message!

      Both those songs always get to me.

      I'm edifiied by a comment of yours here where you said the Lord never stopped pursuing you; that's been my experience too; He does pursue us! And I'm eternally grateful that He does!

      But your message tells us to pursue those who are hurting and lonely too. And as Jackie Lynnley said, sometimes I also think we need to go in search of these people. AMEN! The Bible says to go ye into all the world! I'm glad we have the ability to do that, even through writings like you've posted here (may someone who's lost and hurting find it and read it!) as well as to welcome them into our local church.

      I'm glad I found this hub.

      Beautiful writing from a beautiful heart.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Brenda,

      So glad for your visit here this day! Yes, I am ever so thankful that he never stops pursuing us. He is love, divine love, and His love is unending.

      Yes, I agree too with Jackie, we must seek out those who are hurting or lonely and truly share the love of Christ with them. AMEN!

      I am so glad you found this hub too, as I received a blessing by your visit.

      God bless you always. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

      Faith,

      I stopped by to say hello and thank you for answering my question.

      In the meantime I read this inspiring hub again.

      Have a nice day.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Vinaya,

      So glad you did stop by to say hello.

      Oh, you're welcome. It is kind of ironic, as far as your question, we both had the same issue and related topic so-to-speak : ) . . . and I need to decide to publish or not.

      Thank you so much, once again, for such kind comments.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome hub on All The Lost And Lonely People Our Haughty Eyes, loneliness is how one feels such a thoughtful hub and always a good one from you. Have a great weekend.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi DDE,

      You are always a welcomed visitor and I appreciate you always for stopping by to read!

      Wow, thank you so much for the wonderful comments here. Yes, there are so many lonely ones out there that just need a kind hand to lend a hand or a sweet smile or an ear to listen and much more too!!!

      Have a great weekend too,

      Faith Reaper

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      Jackie Lynnley 19 months ago from The Beautiful South

      This is one of my favorites! Pushing it out there again in hopes it works as was intended!

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 19 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Thank you, Jackie, for sharing this hub.

      Faith, it is such a beautiful and blessed message to send out often to all. Sometimes all a lonely person needs is the awareness that someone cares enough to stop and chat. I learned that early in life when working at a rest home for the elderly, many of them forgotten by family or had lost all their loved ones.

      Beautiful hub and timeless - so needed in the world. God bless you, dear Faith.

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      Faith Reaper 19 months ago from southern USA

      Oh, Jackie, that is so sweet of you! Thank you for your kind words and sharing, sweet friend. You're the best ...

      Hugs

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      Faith Reaper 19 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Phyllis,

      Yes, thank you so much, Jackie, for sharing.

      What a lovely comment here you have left this day and I received a blessing from your visit. Yes, that is exactly it, Phyllis, just need to know someone, anyone, out there cares enough to acknowledge another one in this life and let them know they are not invisible and matter in this world.

      I understand about the home for the elderly. In high school I was in the National Honor Society and one of our things we did was to visit such a home. Oh, I will never forget it and I was so distraught after my first visit, especially. My heart broke into a million piece for there was this lovely elderly woman in a wheelchair who kept asking me if I was her granddaughter ...I was so torn and so young that I just did not know what to say other than the truth and that was that I was not her granddaughter ...but I wish to this day I had told her I was. Sadly, after I told her the truth in a gentle manner, she started having convulsions and they had to take her away. I will never forget her reaction. I asked the Lord to forgive me for not being a comfort to her and causing her anxiety! I never went back needless to say.

      Again, thank you for your kind words here which add so much to the topic of this hub.

      God bless you too, sweet woman

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