In Christ alone

Roger Nelson sent me a note which reminded me of how I first started signing things "In Christ alone, Rich."

My earliest memories of signing that way were from my first year out of seminary. I was assistant to the youth superintendent for the Friends Church's Northwest Yearly Meeting (a Quaker district). If memory serves, someone had (for the umpteenth time) said, upon hearing my first name, "Oh, can I borrow some money?" Thinking (for the umpteenth time) how ironic it was to be living just above (maybe it was just below) the poverty line and to be called "Rich" it dawned on me that I am Christ alone.

In Christ alone,

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