Such desperation can be heard in the words of Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the late and infamous atheist. For those readers too young to remember, O’Hair is the woman behind the supreme court decision that removed Christian prayers from our public schools. Those words, “Somebody, somewhere, love me,” were written in her diaries a half dozen times in her life.
What pain she must have felt. What misery she endured. The words imply a deep loneliness, solitude, distraught.
I think about the conflict she created in her life-threatening and the many run-ins she had with Christians, and I wonder if any of those Christians ever demonstrated love. I wonder… How would our world be different if she would have seen true Christian love?
As Christians, we are the beneficiaries of God’s love. He is merciful and cares for us. He comforts us. All he asks in return is that we love Him and love others.
Love one another. Love our enemies as ourselves.