My Friend’s Prayers and Compassion

My Small Surrenders

In the wake of a physically and emotionally painful week I received prayers and compassion today.

Today a long-time friend that I met in my first months of university decades ago called to see how I’m doing. Throughout our friendship we have had healthy debates about the existence of God and the meaning of faith. He has worked particularly hard to influence my beliefs and tries to have me see the world, if even just for a moment, through the lens of a believer in Christ, but I can’t. That ship sailed for me when I was about fifteen and my family and church minister failed to show me how God and Christ could fit into my personal belief system as I grew and started to question the world and my place in it.

As we continue to be part of each other’s lives we are more open to respectfully…

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