Don Weber (North Dakota)
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Whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith. - Galatians 6:10 (NRSV)
Saturday morning the phone rang, and a familiar voice asked, “Do you hoe gardens?” It was Verna, my 90-year-old widow friend. I was semi-retired with extra time on my hands, but I needed a few moments to think about her request. I worried that my hoeing skills weren’t good enough....
"This is absolutely lovely! How I wish I had been exposed or otherwise taught this beautiful lesson exactly as it is written here when I was a child. Going on 60 years old now, I am just coming to believe the words contained in this piece. As I look back on my life now, I suspect that my feelings of unworthiness of God’s love began at a very young age. Not explicitly, by which I mean to say that I was never told that I was not worthy of God’s love and mercy, but rather implicitly, through my experiences with simple human error and a constant focus on perfection and pleasing others. I cannot express to you how beautiful this piece is to me; I can only tell you that it touches me very deeply. Thank you!" Read more about Pockets.