(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in the ‘lone’ choice to seek Jesus in all my affairs this daily leavened bread”)
Do you choose “alone” or are you lonely?
When you are alone, you have made that choice.
Lonely is not a choice. It is only
you far away from Home, far from God’s Voice.
I’m mostly alone but always lonely.
Introverted me needs my “alone time.”
Extroverted me needs people “known”ly
for their kindness. I get hurt on a dime.
“Even in death valley, Jesus is there
with His Rod and Staff to comfort us.” He
can choose, too, whether alone or elsewhere.
Jesus chooses here with His sheep. “Don’t flee!”
The cliché: “Am I lonely or alone?”
The choice: “Will I seek Jesus or postpone?”