It's interesting the similarities we humans have-it's like parallel universes do exist and kinda nice when we meet up and share--
I met another 71-72 yo guy at the hospital where I just had robotic surgery--you know where the doc has fun, when all is said and done, he sits at his play station and fiddles with you inner nation!!
This guy had a wife with half her brain gone from the bad C; who was saying how lonesome they were when it seemed there was little or no communication with folks that seemingly should be doing so--that the world has become so saturated with cells, email, TV, and busy busy lives that things just don't connect anymore--with all our communication skills at hand the lonelier and more isolated we become, it's a paradoxical gap--his daughter in law and 2 grand children--strange coincidence, never called or wrote, seemed detached; the son called many times but the hidden message and gap the father felt was baring down on them and worrisome. I asked him if he prayed about this; he did over and over and sent messages to them--he was under considerble strain, his church was involved with them which helped. I told him that God would answer his prayers in His Time--however I was left with the feeling also that God does seem to leave us under difficult situations, I know I've heard it over and over: to test us--but we are left angry and hurt and want tell those who hurt us the truth, that their distancing from us does not seem to be God's Plan, but there own which is opposite from Jesus' commandment to us. Forgiveness can only come if there is communication. After we prayed we departed.