Party of One: We Don’t Have the Power

At Lui Lui RestaurantSCRIPTURE VERSE: “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be alert and of sober mind.”  ~ 1Peter 5:6-7 (NIV)

QUOTE: “Love looks forward, hate looks back, anxiety has eyes all over its head.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin

By the Party of One’s very nature and purpose, our group attracts a share of lonely and grief-stricken people. Many who attend are naturally jovial, sociable, and fun-loving; while others are practical, serious-minded, and make every decision based on logic.

None of us are perfect; hard to believe, I know. Some of us are selfless, others are self-centered. Some of us can be needy, anxious, and troubled. Most of us are all of the above at one time or another

What can we say? What do we do? How can we help?Lui Lui

The most honest answer I can give is, “I don’t know.” In fact, no one knows for sure. We can’t heal people. We can only alleviate their loneliness, grief, need, anxiety, or trouble for a short period of time. We can’t fix emotional problems or repair broken relationships. And we can’t find them a new spouse—and we don’t intend to die trying. 🙂

We offer respite for the weary. Party of One gatherings are a brief stop in the craziness of life and the quandaries of our soul. We offer companionship and laughter. You can take it or you can leave it. We don’t force ourselves on you, but you are always welcome.

Party of One is more about fellowship, human contact, and encouragement than the menu or venue. We don’t offer cures for the ills of life or forgiveness for past, present and future sins. So if you decide to join us, we won’t expect miracles from you if you don’t expect miracles from us. We are human; we don’t have the power. Only God does.

Instead, in the quiet of your heart, humble yourselves before God. Ask him to “lift you up in due time.” He’s the only one who can take away your anxiety, loneliness, and pain.

But if you need us to pray, we are willing.

Lui Lui

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