I was feeling a bit down and lonely yesterday, so I decided to go into town (Oxford) and visit as many pubs as I could.
As I came out of one pub and headed for another, a man smiled at me and said:
"Jesus loves you my friend."
"Who me?" I said, nearly stumbling over.
The guy gave me some leaflets from "The Redeemed Christian Church of God" with info about special events and programmes etc...
I hate religion - all religions. I spent a great deal of my life in a religion and I want NOTHING more to do with any of them.
But for a moment I felt like going with him to whatever meeting. Just so that there might be some people who would be interested in me, give me some attention, affection, and even love.
Don't laugh - I know it's so stupid.
Of course that's what attracts many people to religion - lost lonely and unhappy souls, looking for attention, to be part of a group and of course - the love of Jesus.