“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you,
But at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach,
Because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.”
- Frederick Buechner, Telling the Truth
Wow! Ain’t that the truth. This morning I saw two different Facebook “updates” from two friends that I have that are now in Morocco. They are from two different times in my life, yet it is amazing that we can stay in contact so easily. That’s a little different than what Buechner was talking about, I think. Yet seeing those updates on Facebook reminded me of Buechner’s words that I read in ‘The Shack’ last night.
So this morning I am reminded of all the friends that I carry in “my heart, my mind and my stomach”. Those that are miles or years away, and also those who have passed from this world. They linger inside of me as rays of sunshine, and joy.
Each of us is wonderfully made with a very small degree of transcending time. Not quite the way He does, but still powerful and only by His grace.
May you carry with you today the smiles, smells and joys of someone who is far away.
“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart.” – Proverbs 3:3