April 4th, 2004

leonard cohen

does hallelujah wear the same old face?

I finally sorted out the pile of mail on my dining room table and I found a letter from Chris and Jackie, a couple that served as campus ministers to me during my freshman year at college. HUGE influences on me spiritually. I get letters from them every so often as they were missionaries in Africa for awhile and plan to go back at some point. (Missionaries send "support letters" to those who financially support them). This letter was postmarked a month ago.

The first line of the letter: "Yes it's true...I have cancer" (Jackie) Jackie has ovarian cancer. She's probably in her late 30's/early 40's. They have 4 kids.

I'm not really impressed with God at the moment.

But their letter is filled with so much hope and faith.

I wish I had that type of faith.
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