As I read MaryLou’s note, and followed the heartfelt words that a number of you so thoughtfully expressed to her, I sensed our shared affections for a man most of us have never met.
Because Bruce so often opened his heart to us, many of us feel like we know him. Together we already miss the gentle wisdom that was such a blend of his years in law enforcement and faith in Christ.
What surprised me though, is that in thinking about our conversations with BruceC, I found myself with a deepened appreciation for words that I haven’t thought about for awhile. In the Apostle Peter first New Testament letter he wrote, concerning Christ, “Though you have not seen him, you love him…” (1Peter 1:8).
With the passing of our unseen friend, I began to realize how real those affections could be … and why….