I walked into a room crowded with people, all eager to advance the cooperative efforts of campus ministry on the University campus. The meeting was already in full swing when I joined them. I tried to slip in quietly but several shouted out my name. It’s always nice to hear your name, isn’t it? I guess it validates you. Gives you a place. Ties you into a group. Confirms your identity in some basic, intangible way. Anyway… I had been praying for several days to connect with a specific person. The surprise today was that one of the guys who had just arrived before I got there was THE person that I was hoping to connect with next week, based on a referral from the day before from a friend who was totally unconnected to this meeting or its focus.
That was quick.