It’s Halloween day and I’m sitting in my Supergirl shirt with its red Velcro cape, thinking back over my last two and a half years-worth of Examiner articles. You see, this is my farewell article. Much has changed in my life in the last two years and it has become more and more difficult to be faithful with writing on a regular basis, simply because time flies so fast that months go by in what seems like a moment. There are other writers who have things to share, words of wisdom to provide and inspiring moments to impart – and I must stand aside and make room for their stories.
I want to thank all of you who have stayed with me right along, reading every column. Even more, I want to thank the many people who have given me pause for thought and forced me to think harder and deeper on subjects that matter; subjects I have gone on to share on this very page. Most of all, as always, I thank my Lord – for nothing is too big for my God – who has taught me more through writing these articles than I ever imagined.
As I think through everything I have written here and all the points that were so dear to me and which I tried so hard to make, there is just one that I come back to time and time and time again. This is the lesson I leave you with, the only one that matters. I have seen dissent, anger, bitterness, rationalizing and skepticism regarding this point, but I have no doubts that if all of those thoughts are quieted for a moment, you will find this one thing to be true, that every matter in life can be boiled down to this:
Love God. Love mankind.
There is no more perfect way to say this than with the words of Jesus, who knew love better than anyone else, so I thank you all once again for reading, and leave you with this truth:
“…Love one another as I have loved you….” (John 13:34).
God bless you!