An Interdependent Web of Care

What if we could lose ourselves in caring for another and find it a source of joy not lost self? Melody Beattie and others have warned us of the dangers of codependency, but Rev. Pat Jobe spent a fraction of his life caring for a dear friend who died last year, a man who dealt with muscular dystrophy for 54 years, a man about whom he has written a new book that he will have with him. Tommy Hicks understood the interdependent web of life as well as anyone and Jobe brings his love of this man and the love that was reciprocated to our pulpit for fun and a tenderizing of the heart. As Monty Python’s Flying Circus used to love to say, “And now for something completely different . . . “