Melanie, who got married recently – congratulations, you’ve made an honest man out of your honey! – asks:
What was the most important thing you learned this past year?
That I REALLY have to be more selfish. I find this, at some level, to be an anathema to me. There’s all this service that needs to be done, people to be helped, tasks to be fulfilled.
And I get this message not from my church, though it emphasizes it, but from deep within me. It was modeled by my father and I understand its import.