He shocked us all by reading his own eulogy.
His voice did not falter as he likened himself to Tychicus.
Tychicus was sent on errands by St Paul.
Tychicus got five mentions in the new testament –
Tychicus took the news and encouraged.
I hope I encouraged you.
My heart is beginning to fail again
and they would need to fix so much first
before operating again on my heart.
And so I speak to you knowing
love is the way –
not being right
Love is the way to God.
(five mentions were Acts 20:4; Ephesians 6:21; Colossians 4:7; Titus 3:12; 2 Timothy 4:12)