a quick way to actually love your neighbor as you would your self.

Feel free to plagiarize this today:

Hey friend/Sue/sister/Jim/dude-

You’ve been on my mind this week/last night/for the past month.

It’s been about a month/year/decade

since your dad died/since you changed jobs/ since we last talked/ since you set out on that cool quest/since you gave up on that quest that was killing you.

I’ve been wondering how you are feeling/how your courage is after the surgery/ how it feels now that you’ve been training for this long / what you miss most about your dad.

I’m sending/ordering/bringing

a gift card for coffee us to use together / the crescent wrench I borrowed and never returned /the daisies you like/ a letter of recommendation to the writer you’ve always wanted to meet.

And I finally put away my tools/fixed the fence that let our dogs into your yard / tore down the fence that got built between us/ realized you were right/ admitted to everyone else that you were right and that I had been wrong about you.

I’ll be in town next month/at church next week/home in a couple days/on your porch when you read this.

I hope you are doing well/we can laugh again/ you can tell me stories about your mom/you are safe.

As always I love you/ I’m talking to God about you/ I’m cheering for you.


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