Thought for the Day: Tomorrow, I will reference these beautiful words from John’s Gospel, yet I learned that a single space can significantly change the meaning. I was typing this verse very quickly from memory, and when I looked back at what I had typed, it read:
“…so that where I am, there you maybe also.”
There is a difference between “may be” and “maybe” – the latter suggesting that we may or may not be there with Jesus. Who knows?
In fact, there is only certainty in the actual scripture, but a slight mistake can alter the meaning rather dramatically. Jesus was not saying, “…perhaps this may happen, but don’t count on it.” Instead, he was providing a pastoral word of comfort, and certainty is the best comfort one can provide.
Be aware how the smallest of errors can have a dramatic impact on what one is attempting to communicate. It’s the difference between Good News and rather blasé news. Let’s do our best to communicate Good News.
Prayer: God, let my words communicate the convictions of my heart. Amen.
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Rev. Bruce Frogge