He was still startled by the nature of the letter, especially the main part.
I was uncertain at first, I didn’t always like or understand what you were doing. You changed and I couldn’t handle it at first. I wanted you to go back to the way I knew you.
You have taught me so much, though. For all that you have changed there is something that remains the same about you. That insatiable desire to grow and learn by exploring. Your hunger seems to have multiplied and I realised it highlighted how content I was where I was. You have shown me that to stay with you is to commit to change on an ongoing basis.
I am scared. I don’t know what will happen if I go to the places you go. Yet I am afraid that by staying I may stagnate when contentment becomes complacent and that which transforms turns into lifeless tradition.
It is my choice to follow you. It is my choice to journey with you. It is my honour and pleasure. More than that, I know you won’t let me down deliberately. I know …
He put the letter down closed his eyes tightly and sighed deeply. “My dearest friend… ”
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden