Tuesday, March 28, 2006

grief from afar

this morning i was scanning blogs and when i hit jason clark's blog and read about mark palmer's death, i was stunned.

i never met mark personally, but felt as if i knew him from a book i read called the journey towards relevance by kary oberbrunner. from what i read there, i know mark was a person deeply connected with those around him in life. i admired him for that and through many tears i asked jesus to make me more like himself -- and more like mark.

as someone who has wrestled most of my life with feeling disconnected and alone, it is oddly comforting to me: the end of this earthly journey -- the passing between the stones -- for someone i've never met could hit me so deeply.

maybe I'm finally connecting.

~ cob

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