Wednesday, September 14, 2005

So Far Away...

A recent experience motivated me to write a short post about something we all probably deal with: Long-distance relationships.

Since returning from a summer program at a previously mentioned college where I met many people from all over the country, I've been spending ample time on the internet and such keeping up with a lot of them. Now, I don't have to tell you that it's hard to maintain friendships where you primarily write and talk on the phone--in other words, you never see each other face-to-face, much less visit in person--but I'd like to give you my reasons for why we should make that effort.

There's nothing more important than keeping in touch with people with whom you share common interests, namely, a common faith and beliefs, and similar interests in--and views on--education and life. These are the people in whom we see Christ present on earth, and hopefully who see the same in us. We bring each other closer to our Common Goal, and sharing with them our experiences is vital in not only our social or academic lives, but our spiritual ones as well.

So I declare today, September 14, to be "Contact a Far-Away Friend Day!"


"Can you take me higher,
To a place where blind men see?
Can you take me higher,
To a place with golden streets?"

(Creed, "Higher")


God Bless

6 comments:

riskitall said...

Sarah-
You've convinced me. I'm going to contact someone who lives far away.

"So far away,doesn't anybody stay in one place anymore? It would be so fine to see your face at my door, and it doesn't help to know, that you're so far away."-Rod Stewart
(Rod Stewart is not the one who posted, this is his song.)

Noli said...

Wonderful, Sarah! The contact I kept with all of my old summer program friends resulted in alot of my best friendships now that I'm here. In fact, I hang out not with the people I talked to during the summer program, but with the people that I got to know really well online during senior year (including your brother!).

seacb said...

Rod Stewart better not be commenting on my blog! : )

JB said...

*coughcough*Richard*cough*Berquist*cough*cough*

Your post: dat be tru.

God Bless

riskitall said...

John-
What is that supposed to mean *cough cough*?

~Somebody who worries about you John~

seacb said...

ditto riskitall's comment...