To an Unnamed Friend

I’m writing these words with the full knowledge that you will most likely never read them, and that I will most likely not get the chance to say them to you in person or otherwise, so I am sending them out into the universe as a kind of benediction.

I would love to be friends with you if you want, but I’m content even if you don’t. I’m very much grateful either way.

I thank you for your kindness and for being nice to me. Forgive me for thinking there was anything more to it than that. I see now that you have no room in your life for me and I understand completely, so I release you from any and all expectations of friendship. I release you from feeling you have to make time for me in the midst of your hectic life.

You will be going away soon. I hope that even if you don’t remember me that you will remember these words: that you may think your going is just a change of scenery, but in God’s eyes it is a calling and a ministry to which you go.

I’m thankful to have known you and I carry the memory of you deep in my heart as I pray for you daily. I will continue to remember you in my prayers as often as God brings you to mind, knowing that greater things are still to come and greater things are still to be done in the city to which you are going. I hope to keep up with you on social media as you grow into your new season of life.

You are truly a blessing to all who know you. May you go forth in grace and peace to love and serve the Lord. May God’s favor be on you now and always.

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