Re: [MOL] My Seventh Friend [12899] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] My Seventh Friend



>Joicy, I threw away the paper that I copied this from.  I know that it had
>an author, but I don't know who it was.  SORRY!  Mary Ann



Mary Ann, thank you for this, it's beautiful and so vividly reflects
>what is and isn't helpful as we support each other...I hear the voices
>of Job's friends in this list; just wish it was more widely known! Can I
>ask you where you came across it? I would like to use it in future, and
>what to be sure i give credit where it's due...
>
>On to more important stuff -- how are you doing? It is so good to see
>you on-line, and I hope that you are doing well...prayers, hugs and love
>to you, friend! Joicy
>
>John C. Montgomery wrote:
>>
>> I received this in the mail from my support group and thought of my MOL
>>friends.
>>
>> My first friend came and expressed shock.
>> He left and I felt alienated.
>>
>> My second friend came and said,"What ever you do, don't take chemotheraphy."
>> He left and I felt scared and confused.
>>
>> My third friend came and said, "Perhaps God is disciplining you for some
>> sin in your life."
>> He left and I felt guilty.
>>
>> My fourth friend came and said, "If your faith is great enough, God will
>> heal you."
>> He left and I felt that my faith was inadequate.
>>
>> My fifth friend came and told me to remember that "All things work for good."
>> He left and I felt angry.
>>
>> My sixth friend never came at all.
>> I felt sad and alone.
>>
>> My seventh friend came and held my hand and said,"I care, I'm here, I want
>> to help you through this."
>> He left and I felt loved!
>>
>> The seventh friend is definately our MOL group.  There are so many
>> wonderful people who are there for those in need.  Thank you to everyone
>> who contributes on line, or simply reads the messages and keeps us in their
>> thoughts and prayers.
>> Mary Ann
>
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