Bruce Seymour

Blessings: A Meditation On A Common Valediction

By Bruce Seymour Dec. 14, 2011 4:02 p.m. Church Life, Ministry and Leadership, Spiritual Formation

Let me start with a warning—I am at the stage in life when men can become a little grumpy. This little meditation might come across that way, so I begin with a request for patience because, truly, as a word guy, I have been provoked. Let me explain.

Today I got another one, another email that ended with the ubiquitous “blessings.” When I was in school this part of the letter was called the complimentary close and was an abridged phrase we used to close the letter, just before the signature. 

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