This is Dan Ness. Having recently lost his wife, Dan's current living situation requires that he stay in a Retirement/Care Center.
Although we may recognize the word 'shut-in' (which has been used for a while), the current virus pandemic has made this term a common reality. More and more of us are understanding what it must feel like to be kept inside, isolated from human company and unable to enjoy things we used to take for granted. This is called "empathy." Let your empathy be part of what moves you to pray for our Church members, like Dan.