I subbed for a class yesterday at our local college and had the best time. Being surrounded by youth is extremely inspiring to me. I love their comments and energy...I really enjoyed it! I gathered up my things and went out to the beautiful warm afternoon to drive home. Before I drove off I checked my mail and messages. One of the messages caught me by surprise. The husband of an incredible couple we have known for thirty years said he had finally gotten permission to tell me his wife, my dear, dear friend had a tumor on her intestines. It was quite large and major surgery is scheduled for this Tuesday.
I wrote back and told him how sorry I am. What do you really say that could matter? I told him we would fast for them this weekend..we would pray and I know they will feel our prayers. I wanted so much to take their pain away.
I cannot do that.
But we can share the burden. And it will make it so much lighter for them. I believe that.
To everyone.....be a little nicer, a little more forgiving, a little less anxious to fight and argue....call someone you haven't spoken to for a long time. Resolve that you do not have to be right...bring peace to a room....
Tell people you love them.