Where Have You Gone, Jim?

It was a hot day in August two years ago.  I still shudder whenever I feel my own leg, sometimes when I'm cold.  

I think he must have checked into the hospital because he was severely ill with septicemia. After the fourth day of no word from police, I break into his apartment by pushing on his screen, hurling myself over the couch.  

Nothing prepared me for this.  I reach in through the six inch opening of the bathroom door, but cannot push the door in.  He is slouched against it.  Surreal.  

I see his leg; I touch what feels like cement, cold, so very cold.

© Angelina Lenahan


And Jesus said to them:

"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one.” John 10:27-30

"By the grace of God, I am what I am."

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