“Sometimes I feel like I don’t have a partner. Sometimes I feel like my only friend is the city I live in, the city of angels, Lonely as I am, together we cry…” These are the opening lines of a 1990s rock song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.How could a man who lives in a city with a metro population of over 17 million people feel like his only friend is the city itself?
The singer goes on to say,”It’s hard to believe that there’s nobody out there. It’s hard to believe that I’m all alone. At least I have her love, the city, she loves me, Lonely as I am, together we cry.”
It is lonely out there, Mr. Kiedis.
I pass thousands of people every day and without being purposeful, one could virtually disappear. It is very easy to be all alone in a city of 17 million. I know of one homeless man in Hollywood that believed that he was invisible because he was never spoken at nor looked at! That’s lonely! But the fact is, that it is easy to be all alone anywhere and everywhere. Community takes effort, it does not happen without being purposeful.
When Jesus died for sinners like you and me, […]