Arlington, Texas / March 21, 2021
I’m a little pensive today as I am going to visit a friend and former classmate who is near death’s door. He is a bit younger than me, from the same small place, and also managed to escape to a bigger world than the little school and one-light town we were raised in. Trying very much to be sensitive prior to the visit. He mentioned last night that he has a week to live.
With the loss in recent years of my step-dad, who was part of my life for near 50 years, I’ve been thinking more and reflecting on what comes next. Duane’s situation serves to reinforce the necessity of that reflection.
Personally, when it comes to death, I’m not worried. I have an assurance and a hope that goes beyond this life. That much is settled. But it does bring up a question; How do we who are living respond to others who have an earlier appointment time with this “transition” than we do?
It makes me want to be faithful in my current stewardship, for as long as it lasts.
We are making progress on the final edits for the manuscript, which means I should have something of the book to share with you soon - hopefully by early summer. I am thankful that we are this close. Pls pray for me and the others who are involved in the process. We are making progress but need to get across the goal line. I trust with your prayers that’s exactly what we will do.
Blessings to you and yours,