We try to visit as much as possible.
Years back I struggled with just being with people without a “productive angle”. You know — trying to get people to take on a job, provide some money, help make things happen. Don’t get me wrong, that is still part of life and ministry — when done with love and compassion there is no reason to denigrate that type of visit.
Lately, I just like to head out to be with people because I like to be with people. We talk, drink coffee (oops, hot chocolate!), and pass the hours in each other’s company.
Nevertheless, I still have a need to take a little time away. That means I’ll stretch out on the couch tonight. We’ll eat some hotdogs in wraps with beans, and watch a video. We’ll head to bed early since we are off to a funeral and to visit someone in hospital in Saskatoon tomorrow.
But for tonight — alone again, naturally!!