OK, so mere moments ago, I received an SMS from my spiritual brother. we matriculated together at a Christian college for 4 of my 5 undergraduate years, we were perennial partners and teammates on group projects, study sessions, et cetera.
After college we attended a local church and were baptized together, in the same ceremony. I refer to him as my baptizimal brother. Recently he 'came out' as a Christian Conservative to his, apparently secular, cohort in this web design program that he's pursuing. It was not well received, so I suppose that's the swan song for the grand liberal inclusiveness. And all along, I gave at least lip service to the notion that 'diversity is our strength.' But I suppose that only refers to superficial diversity.
He implored me to pray for him, and because he is one of my good brethren, pray for him I shall. It'd be great if some of my readers did as well.