We can’t surprise each other, because we never could keep a secret from one another. Anything sneaky up my sleeves I always tell my best friend…which is you. And that […]
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And then there’s you.
This is an entirely fictional letter to illustrate a hypothetical situation. Any resemblance to the author or her acquaintances is purely coincidental.
I know what I said. I know what I promised.
But back then, I thought it would be easy.
I want you to be the man who loves me, just as I have always loved you.
I’m sitting in a coffee-shop, people watching, losing count of the number of happy couples passing by. Cheesy and pathetic, i know, but they made me think about when I would hold someone’s hand again, or look into someone’s eyes like it was all that mattered. They made me think of you, where you are, when you’re going to show up, and more importantly, if you exist at all.
Today, we welcome Pope Francis to the Philippines. I am among the many who cried tears as he arrived, even as I sat in front of our television. I’m sharing this letter now, to show how much the Pope has inspired me as a Christian, and how much more I long for Christ because of the Holy Father’s example.