"The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am. I’m not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire."
Ministry of John the Baptist
3 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the desert of Judea announcing, 2 “ Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven! ” 3 He was the one of whom Isaiah the prophet spoke when he said:
4 John wore clothes made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey.
5 People from Jerusalem, throughout Judea, and all around the Jordan River came to him. 6 As they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River. 7 Many Pharisees and Sadducees came to be baptized by John. He said to them, “ You children of snakes! Who warned you to escape from the angry judgment that is coming soon? 8 Produce fruit that shows you have changed your hearts and lives. 9 And don’t even think about saying to yourselves, Abraham is our father. I tell you that God is able to raise up Abraham’s children from these stones. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit will be chopped down and tossed into the fire. 11 I baptize with water those of you who have changed your hearts and lives. The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am. I’m not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12 The shovel he uses to sift the wheat from the husks is in his hands. He will clean out his threshing area and bring the wheat into his barn. But he will burn the husks with a fire that can’t be put out. ”
"Querida amiga" nos ensena como dos mujeres comunes descubrieron los milagros de la esperanza, el amor y la amistad.
Que le dices a una amiga a la que le quedan pocos meses de vida? El dia en que Deb dio a conocer que tenia un cancer de pulmon inoperable, la escritora Margaret Terry acepto enviarle unas palabras motivadoras y hacer algo que nunca habia hecho: creer en los milagros. Margaret busco detenidamente en el pozo de su propia vida una motivacion con la que Deb pudiera identificarse. Le escribio sobre cosas que podrian haber compartido si tuvieran mas tiempo e historias secretas de vulnerabilidad y perdida, de amor y perdon.
"Querida amiga" muestra el poder de una buena historia contada con un corazon abierto y fiel. Los lectores se identificaran con sus amores y perdidas, sus esperanzas y suenos, y volveran a sentir un vinculo con la maravilla de los milagros cotidianos.
"Querida amiga" es una celebracion a la vida aun cuando todo este en contra.