I feel the same about my wife. I would love to be with the Lord, but for her sake I want to stay a bit longer. We both feel that way. I also want to remain for the sake of our children, a couple of whom have not accepted the Lord yet. I want to live an exemplary life to encourage them to turn around like I turned around for my folks.
As a missionary to Nepal I also want to remain to help them, but at 87 I don't think I have too much more time, so I am trying to find some friends to whom I can turn over these tasks.
“The Real Man Of La Mancha” by Frank Ramirez
“Non Sequitur” by C. David McKirachan
The Real Man Of La Mancha
by Frank Ramirez 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
…but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger… (2 Corinthians 6:4-5)
Our three readings for this week hang together very well. Paul tells us that we need to work together in love, putting behind us the world’s way of doing things in favor of changing the world into the Eden God intended it to be. The Gospel lesson teaches us that miracles are possible, as it describes Jesus sleeping through a violent thunderstorm that rocks the boat, until his disciples wake him to their danger. He immediately rebukes the storm, and wind and wave become completely still.
There was a story in our local paper recently about a local television newsreader who had visited a chiropractor. The chiropractor went off to America to learn some new techniques and on his return rang the newsreader to ask whether she would like to try out his new equipment.