470. Taking Opportunities To Show Love. Re-reading Blog No 271. 

I don’t often go back to look at my previous blog articles but when this one appeared on my computer screen I decided to read it again. I was challenged by it. I wrote it when my beloved wife was slowly succumbing to the cancers that had invaded her body and I was very conscious of the need to love her even more thoughtfully and deeply while she was still with me. I tried to!

It means a great deal to me that one of my favourite memories of my wife took place just a year later and a couple of days before she entered hospital for the last time, never to return home. I was helping her to her favourite chair when she suddenly stopped, took me by my hands, looked up into my eyes and said just 2 sentences to me that I will remember for the rest of my life. She said, “Thank you for loving me. Thank you for caring for me.” She had often said lovely things to me like those words but this was different. It was as though she knew her death was imminent, and she wanted to express her gratitude for the almost 54 years of marriage we had enjoyed together, before she was unable to do so. Her words  touched me deeply and still do almost 4 years later. 

I hope as you read the article on the link below that you might respond to the challenge it contains. The world is in desperate need of people who are willing to take advantage of the opportunities to show love to the people in their environment. I praise God for the love I have received throughout my life from people who saw an opportunity to show love to me and unselfishly met it. 

Become, or continue to be, a lover!

Click on No 271 on http://www.jimholbeck.blog OR below

Blog No.470 posted on Sunday 19 March 2023 

About Jim Holbeck

Once an Industrial Chemist working for the Queensland Government but later an Anglican minister in Brisbane, Armidale and Sydney. Last position for eighteen years before retirement in 2006 was as the Leader of the Healing Ministry at St Andrew's Cathedral Sydney.
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1 Response to 470. Taking Opportunities To Show Love. Re-reading Blog No 271. 

  1. Dave Wilson says:

    Jim, I am blessed to receive the particular blog as I want to be able to express this kind of love more frequently to my dear wife Katrina who has stood by me throughout our sixty years of marriage.

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