Thursday, February 17, 2011
All for Love's Sake
I have a friend I haven't seen in over twenty years. We reconnected, like a lot of people do, on Facebook. She and I were pretty good friends, I'd say, until time and distance and circumstances took our paths in very different directions.
In fact, we probably disagree about almost everything now--religion, politics, lifestyle... the biggies.
But she just had an awful tumor removed and is in the middle of a nasty round of chemotherapy. She's losing all her hair, and she needs a hat. I knit hats. And I care about my friend.
I can love her and disagree with her about all that stuff - at the same time. She tells me she'd like a red hat, so I'm starting to experiment with some cotton/silk yarn I have on hand. I may try a couple of patterns to see which one will work best. I want it to feel cozy and comfy on her head. I want her to know I prayed for her with every stitch. I want her to get well.
Jill and I will probably never see eye to eye on a lot of things. But I want her to know I see her as a fellow human soul, made in the image of God, who needs to be healed of this cancer. I intend to ask God to take away her cancer every day, especially while I knit.
I hope we're both around a long time so we can talk about the things that inspire passion in each of us. And I hope she likes her hat.