I was on a plane coming home Saturday thinking about little Jimmy. I have a picture of him (circa 13) on my Blackberry. Just as I brought his image up, Oh Come Emanuel played on my iPod.
It struck me about his spiritual captivity and exile from emotion. A tear came up for him and at the same time I felt hopeful:
Oh, come, oh, come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBfPnUZh-Bc