>The corporate body is a beautiful thing. I find that there are so many experiences and events that shape who people are and those events affect their relationship to the body. Even with our bent, we still are transformed by the gospel. Over the past 8 years I have had the privilege of knowing a person who is the living definition of someone who is dedicated to every detail concerning family. There are many people who say and have a desire to be carriers of ‘the Name’ in the context of family, this brother lives it. Coming from such a small family, I did not quite understand the extent of it. My immediate family numbers around 6 or so; it is tough to grasp the magnitude of something greater. This was until he and his family kind of sucked us into theirs. DaJuan is a preacher of the Gospel in title and in deed, insuring others are in good hands. He has been a Gaius of sorts for me because he did not know Theresa or me, yet he and his wife Edrica and their extended family have continuously demonstrated that he clearly understands the mitigated circumstance in 3 John 1:8 Therefore we ought to support such people, so that we become coworkers in cooperation with the truth. So either he thought I was a person carrying the name or he looked at me as someone he could sell some insurance to. Either way I place a good premium on our friendship.
I trust you will enjoy what DMack has to say as much as I will.