Remember the forgotten, and keep friendships in repair.

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I recently received a note in the mail that was simultaneously encouraging and discouraging. It was a heartfelt note of thanks from someone for always remembering their elderly relatives (a married couple) each Christmas with a card and handwritten letter. After one passed away, I carried on with sending a card to the surviving one. The person expressed special thanks that I kept on even after the spouse died. Because…

I was the only person who did.

The only one.

As said, I was very encouraged by this note of thanks. However, I also felt sad. I was the only one? A large number of people besides me had the same connection to this elderly couple, and I was the only one who dropped a note? How sad to be forgotten about, especially after a spouse dies, and when old.

I once wrote a post entitled: Learning something besides doctrine…

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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.
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3 Responses to Remember the forgotten, and keep friendships in repair.

  1. Laura says:

    Thanks for reblogging James.

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  2. Laura says:

    P.S. I continue some thoughts today, and quote you and a couple others – comments you made in another post. https://lightenough.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/reaching-out-without-being-a-hound/

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  3. jamesbradfordpate says:

    I’m looking forward to reading it! I’m thinking of braving a Sunday school class soon, so that post and its comments have been in my mind lately!

    Liked by 1 person

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