Mother identifies herself as a Christian. During our most recent phone call I reminded her that Jesus said if we ask our heavenly Father for bread, he will not give us a stone. My loose paraphrase.
The teaching in context is this, "Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!" (Matthew 7:9)
I could feel her spirit soften with encouragement. Did she sigh? So I continued, "Surely, God can provide a friend for you." So we talked about looking about for God's provision for her. If my Mother can form a friendship among the one hundred residents, I will rejoice.