Correspond: (v) to communicate by exchange of letters
This is me.
I am writing you for many reasons.
Well, that’s not true.
The main reason I’m writing you is that I don’t want you to ignore me.
Each one of us is so busy that we soon will forget people we know unless we purposely correspond with them. We may protest and say that’s impossible, but certainly, “out of sight, out of mind.”
Pretty soon, who knows? In a moment of feeble-mindedness, you might actually fail to recall my name.
I don’t want you to do that.
I’m too important to me for you to forget me. Do you follow that?
And I hope you are too important to you to have me forget you.
This is why we contact one another. It doesn’t make any difference whether it’s done through a letter, an email or a text—just as long as I know that you know that I am here and you are aware.
Yes, all forms of communication, at their root, are insecurity speaking out.
After all, how much time would we spend thinking about God if there were no Bible? And how much Bible would we read if there were no church? And how many churches would have people in attendance if they weren’t going there to meet up with people they hope wouldn’t forget them?
We can either deny selfishness, or we can use it to help us understand the selfishness that exists in others. Once we forgive ourselves for selfishness, we might have a bit of leniency left over to forgive one another.
I correspond because I do not want to be forgotten. In the process I am able to communicate to you that you are well-thought-of and treasured.
How can this system be wrong?
How can this be anything other than the definition of the selfishness of humanity put into good practice?
This is me.
May we never forget us.
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