Rodney has been one of my best friends since we met at Reinhardt in 1983. We have been in fraternities together, been in each other’s weddings, both serve in the United Methodist Church, and have been able to keep up over the years, even though we live on the far-ends of the state of Georgia. He is one of those friends that if we had not spoken for a year, we just see each other and catch up within seconds, or just start where we left off. What a gift from God!
We decided that we would try to get together every six weeks or so and have been able to do that over the past year. Yesterday, we met in Atlanta and went to the World of Coke (he had free tickets). We laughed and laughed, walked about two miles to a restaurant that he wanted to go to. (I know that you will find it hard to believe that I complained the entire walk, Everest climb, 20 mile hike, etc.), and then we parted until next time. I needed that visit more than he will ever know!
This Lenten season is a time for me to reconnect with some of my lost friends. I have emailed a friend from seminary that I haven’t even talked to since 1990. Why not let part of your journey be about revisiting some special places that have meant a grad deal to you in the past.
It might just bless you beyond measure.