In the years 2007 through 2014, the congregation of Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church was blessed to hear this benediction – or a similar version – from our head pastor, Rev. Dr. L.P. Jones:
“Friends, life is short, and there is precious little time to gladden the hearts of those who travel with us. So make haste to be kind and be quick to love, for in every act of love and kindness, the God who first formed us, transforms and reforms us, now and forever.And for these blessings, the people of God say…Amen.”
May each of us take that time to gladden the hearts of those who travel with us!
NOTE: LP (and Nancy) have mentioned that this benediction wording is from several sources, including the early portion of this from a letter by Swiss philosopher and poet, Henri Frédéric Amiel.