This morning I found out that a girl I went to high school with committed suicide last night. She was in a couple of my classes throughout the years and I always really liked her, but we were never great friends. She was even in my Brownie Troop in Kindergarten. I am frustrated that I wasn't better friends with her. That I never got a chance to really get to know her. I don't know if she knew the Lord, and I hope so much that she did. I wish I could have hung out with her, listened to what was going so wrong in her life, tell her of Christ's love. I know that I wouldn't have made a huge difference, I just wish I had the chance.
I wonder how many other people I never really got to know because I didn't take the time or because they were not like me (whatever that is)? I pray I will never miss an opportunity to be a friend to someone. My eyes have truly been opened to this lately. I want my relationships and conversations with people to be based on so much more than just the exterior, superficial things. I want to be about honesty and transparency, the real deal.