Saturday, February 9, 2013
To late to catch up
Billy and I became friends when I was 26 and he was 16, over the last 30 years we have had some mutual vacations and golf outings and had kept up with our families. We have both been gone from the church that linked us so long, that even though his mother still lives and attends the church at 90, most of the folks that were active have become really ages or passed on. Billy just hired the son of another youth group member, so, we do not really have a pulse on the church, just shared memories that were good.
Of course we have our adult experiences of the church in commmon, his as a long time treasurer and deacon, and the parents of kids in the youth ministry.
I have a friend who returned to his home church after years in Univeristy ministry and he is surrounded with relationships that extend from one generation to another.
That is the one thing that I gave up when we left our home in the south. Out here, when you leave a church, bunched of people you served drift away and keeping in touch with old friends has been rare. Thus my joy that Billy and I have kept in touch.