Though distances apart

“In friendship…we think we have chosen our peers.
In reality a few years’ difference
in the dates of our births,
a few more miles between certain houses,
the choice of one university instead of another…
the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting
–any of these chances might have kept us apart.
 
But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances.
A secret master of ceremonies has been at work.
Christ, who said to the disciples, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have
chosen you,” can truly say to every group of Christian friends,
 
“Ye have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another.”
The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste
in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals
to each of us the beauties of others.”
 
– C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
 
 
 
I admit, I felt like I was being tossed up in the sea.
Sighing became the form of language spoken.
Knowing that it was just not worth it at all.
 
Though we were distance apart, your concern showed.
And when the words surfaced, it hits to the soul.
Knowing that the seed has taken root, encouraging where it needs.
 
Thank you my friends for today and for what you said.
 

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