"No distance of place or lapse of time
can lessen the friendship of those
who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth."
Robert Southey, from The Doctor, ed.
John Wood Warter (1848)
My brother Matt, and his dear wife Linda, are two of the finest people I know.
When I drove to Louisville last weekend, to experience and study the multisite strategies of Sojourn and Southeast Christian churches, Matt & Linda did everything imaginable to help me; they offered guidance, behind-the-scenes tours, transportation, counsel, food, lodging, access to their relational network, hours of late-night-conversation and the precious gift of much needed advice.
I'll be forever grateful. We are "thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth."
1 Samuel 26:24 - As surely as I valued your life today, so may the Lord value my life and deliver me.