Monday, January 05, 2009

Full Circle

My boss is a history buff and has a small collection of books from Methodism past. A few weeks ago, I was invited to a church to see if I could use any of the material that was being discarded in the Conference Resource Center. Among the videos and books, I found a Handbook for Methodist Youth Fellowship from the 40's. I asked if I could take it for my boss.

Today, I finally caught up with him long enough to give it to him and explain how I came to have it. He was excited to have it for its historical value. Then he opened to the front page. The name inside was the pastor who first hired my boss as a youth director many years ago. He had been an important mentor in my boss' life even to the point that my boss spoke at his funeral a couple of years ago.

After checking the publication dates, we figured the book must have belonged to the mentor pastor when he was a teenager in MYF, long before he was a pastor. The book, it seems, has made a full circle or maybe two!

1 comment:

SpookyRach said...

That is so cool! I love stuff like that.