Sharing in the lives of others


Today will be one of those “focus” days for me, the kind that shakes me out of the routine to look at the big questions in life.  I’m leaving in a few minutes to go comfort a friend.  This same friend lost her son in Afghanistan two months ago.  Yesterday she got the news that her youngest daughter took her life.  This time I can do more than sympathize, as my brother-in-law took his life years ago.  I remember the pain, anguish, anger, and regret that swirled around us for weeks afterward.  Still, I don’t know what to say, but I’m not letting that stop me from going.  After that I’m headed to a surprise birthday celebration for a young woman in our church who is turning 25.

Life is so short.


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