Mike Cope's blog

Sunday, June 27, 2004

"If one were given five minutes' warning before sudden death, five minutes to say what it had all meant to us, every telephone booth would be occupied by people trying to call up other people to stammer that they loved them." - Christopher Morley Any calls anyone needs to make?


  • I really don't. I mean, I'd probably be making them anyway, but there isn't anyone I need to say "I love you" to that I haven't. I hadn't really thought about that before and it gives me a lot of comfort. I hope that doesn't seem arrogant. It wouldn't have always been so. I'm glad it is now. Thanks for this.

    By Blogger chrismith, at 6/27/2004 05:11:00 AM  

  • There's nothing like going through the experience of loss to make you more awareof saying the things that should be said. I've found that to be true since my father's death 13 years ago. However, the reminder is always good. We need to be more forthcoming with our affection and love for each other. Good reminder!

    By Blogger Brandon Scott, at 6/27/2004 05:22:00 AM  

  • I do.

    To my father, who through no fault of his own has lost out on many years of my life, and his grandchildren's lives as well. I need to make the call anyways.

    By Blogger Null, at 6/27/2004 09:21:00 AM  

  • Mike,

    You just might have opened the world's first c of C blogger confessional. ^_~

    I got my wake up call on this just over a year ago. I appreciate the reminder.

    By Blogger Q, at 6/27/2004 10:29:00 AM  

  • Probably a cell phone........but for sure not a phone booth. Do they exist anymore? Millions of your younger readers may not even know what a phone booth is.

    Having said that, YES.....I would be on my cell phone and 5 minutes would not be enough.

    Thanks for reminding us to say "I love you" everyday.

    I love you,

    By Blogger David U, at 6/27/2004 12:25:00 PM  

  • My paternal grandfather and I had a very shakey relationship for a number of years. He did a couple of things that really crushed my feelings. During the last episode, I actually went for 9 months without any contact with him. His birthday came around and I called him. We had a pleasant conversation and I was able to release a lot of the hurt I had been experiencing. Two weeks later, he passed away. I keep thinking, "What if I hadn't called him?" But I thank God for gently nudging me to do so.

    Now, history is repeating itself. I KNOW I need to make that call. Life is too short to allow bitterness to triumph over love.

    By Blogger Serena Voss, at 6/27/2004 12:58:00 PM  

  • Dave,

    As long as there is Superman, there will be knowledge of phone booths.

    By Blogger Q, at 6/27/2004 05:28:00 PM  

  • I love you Mike.

    Hey, love to talk but I've got about 4:38 left on my life so later buddy.

    By Blogger Joel Quile, at 6/27/2004 08:35:00 PM  

  • Mike!! Since when have CofC preachers been gifted with ESP? ;)

    Since my beloved Dad's death 12 years ago this October, I've been running to phone booths. Most calls have been successful, but there is still one beloved that seems unable to be freed from the chains of anger. Please pray for us. It doesn't help that we are separated by a physical distance of over 3000 miles,most of which is the deep blue Pacific Ocean - but that's nothing like the emotional chasm that divides our lives. But I keep trying and keep praying.

    By Blogger Kathy, at 6/27/2004 09:17:00 PM  

  • Watching Fahrenheit 9/11 provided a vivid reminder of how desperate people are to say those much-needed words of love and closure when they know they only have five minutes left (on a hijacked plane or in a burning skyscraper). It makes me want to be more diligent about saying the things I tend to hold back. Thanks for the encouragement.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/28/2004 06:25:00 AM  

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