A single mother struggling to care her 19 year old son who is experiencing drug and alcohol problems, undiagnosed mental illnesses and many health problems. She is all alone in caring for him. She cannot go to her family as they disrespect her. Her friends do not visit. He abuses her physically, financially and mentally. And yet he’s all she’s got. So she pours out her unfailing love for him and defends him to the end even when she’s the one whom he’s hurt. And she pours out all her troubles, hopes, wishes and dreams of a better life to me. Her words are wrapped in deep pain and her cries come loud and clear as tears falls. “I am so alone, I am so alone”.
An old guy in his last few independent years of life. Living, but wanting to die. Wanting to leave on all the gas cookers on, shut the doors and blow himself up. Addicted to alcohol. Unable to pay rent or bills. An ex-wife. A son killed in tragic circumstances. A daughter that is making a life for herself but wonders how long she can keep supporting ‘Dad’ in all of his….going from one bad situation to another. Unemployable. Unable to rise up and out. Depressed and paranoid. Hope gone but for a few conversations here and there.
One might ask – Where is God?
But I ask where are the followers of God? Salvation and Liberation we supposedly offer and claim is so easy to obtain. Who will be there to hold their hand and led them out of the darkness?