We will meet

I’m a somewhat intermittent blogger, and since February I haven’t thought of anything to post that the world might be interested in. By a rather poignant coincidence, however, this post follows on from the last paragraph of what I wrote then. One of the people referred to there, whom I last saw on our graduation day in 1963, phoned me early in the New Year, and we planned to meet up when he next came to Scotland. Sadly, I heard from a mutual friend about ten days ago that he had recently died .

I had looked forward not only to the usual business of ‘catching up’, but more particularly to hearing about the spiritual journey which had recently led him, after a life-long and faithful commitment to the Presbyterian Church, to joining the Church of Ireland, where he found the same spaciousness which I had experienced on a similar journey 35 years ago.

We didn’t manage it this time, Robert, but we’ll meet in the place where there are no more disappointments.

Rest in peace, old friend.

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