Thursday, June 25th, 2020. 4:36 AM.
Eileen, Let’s Change!
I called you in August 1974 and asked you for a date to go with me to El Toro Lounge at The Village Haven.
At first, you didn’t want to do that; but, later in that phone conversation, you said about that proposal: “We could . . . we could; but it wouldn’t change anything.”
Eileen, what change do you want to happen?
El Toro Lounge may not be anymore – I don’t know.
And anyway, there may be other places for us to go – healthier places – more wholesome and Godly places . . .
And that was 46 years ago.
And I still want to be with you, Eileen.
And maybe, after all these years, changes are coming.
And maybe, I would like to change.
Maybe it would be very refreshing to me to change.
In fact, you have already changed me, Eileen.
If you had not come to St. Charles School in September of 1961
We would never have met in fourth grade. I would never have seen Eileen; would never have “walked with her up the aisle” in St. Charles Church during Confirmation practice in the Spring of 1966 brushing her arm with my arm on purpose because she was already very special to me at 14 years old; would never have walked with you with The Rhode Island Hikers Club; would never have gone to Montreal, Canada with you; would never have held your hand while walking on the beach with you that romantic summer of ‘74; and danced with you [square dancing in South County]; and written to you. Remember the card you sent me with a photo of a conch shell resting on a sandy seashore? You wrote something in that card; and you told me, later, that a man saw you writing in that card; and that he remarked that someone was very lucky to receive that card from you.
Would you like to make more changes in me, Eileen?
And maybe we have changed already.
I was 22 then.
I had not heard the gospel, yet.
I was living at 162 Papineau Avenue then.
What about you, Eileen?
Have things changed in your life?
Do you still want something to change?
What is it?
The name Eileen means light.
And Jesus is the Light of the world.
“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
“He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.” -Matthew 18:1-5. NIV Study Bible.
Eileen, let’s change.
The Seekers – Turn, Turn, Turn (HQ Stereo, 1966/67)
Canon in D (Pachelbel’s Canon) – Cello & Piano [BEST WEDDING VERSION]
Eileen, loving you –even “From A Distance” – changes me every day
“Like Corn Growing in the Night” -Thoreau
I’m always growing in love with you, Eileen.
Your light and earth and rain are always giving me what I need.
Thank you, my light and rain and earth, who comes from the Lord our God.
The Power of Your Love makes me write, too.
The Shadows – The Power Of Love with lyrics – love song
“it is an ever-fixed mark”
Here is some good news for you:
All your hurricanes and tornadoes and fires and floods and tribulations and devils and demons and walls and denials and obfuscations and anything else in all creation – visible and invisible – can all become as nothing by the Love of God and His Holy Spirit and His Living Word. God Almighty alone prevails over All.
Remember the movie:
“A Few Good Men”
And the famous words in that movie:
“You can’t handle the truth!”
Well, if you can’t handle the truth, Eileen,
Go to your room, young lady, and close the door;
And pray to your/our Heavenly Father for His mercy; and for His Son Jesus Christ to come into your heart and soul and mind and spirit;
So that you don’t spend eternity in sorrow and torment because of the sin of unbelief that keeps you in spiritual darkness for refusing to receive the love of the Truth — and thus being deluded and damned, instead.
I realize that is a very harsh thought.
Maybe this love for you has many layers.
Maybe it is about more than me having you as my friend or girlfriend or even my wife.
Maybe it is about you belonging to God so that you may be in a saving relationship with Him.
Maybe, Eileen, you’d better choose Him as your Lord and your God or you will be eternally sorry for remaining separate from Him and lost in separation from Love and Light and Spirit – because that is Who The True God IS.
And there is no other Savior.
And maybe this is about all of us – every human being on God’s Earth.
And so, maybe that’s why this is being published online – rather than being sent privately to only one person.