A Simple Way To Live Out James 1:27
There is nothing wrong with adopting a needy family this time of year. However, there is a forgotten group of people that need adopting – widows.
My Mom and I agree the life of a widow is lonely because friends leave you once your spouse moves to heaven.
They leave for various reasons including:
- They do not know how nor do they want to know how to help you.
- The wife feels threatened. She believes you are going after her husband.
- They believe you have “cooties” and their spouse will pass away if they associate with you.
- They were friends with your spouse before you came into his life and only became friends with you because of him. Now that he is gone, they no longer feel the need to be around you.
Both Mom and I have made new friends, but it is still a lonely life when you are the 3rd wheel.
So if you know of a widow at least send her a card to let her know someone cares and is thinking about her. It is a simple way to live out James 1:27.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.