He shocked us all by reading his own eulogy.

His voice did not falter as he likened himself to
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
and I am sorry for the times we argued
over the truth.’

‘My heart is beginning to fail
and they need to fix so much before
operating again on my heart
and I am too weak
to contemplate that again
and so, I speak to you
having known
since my heart first failed
that it is better to be weak
than to be strong
and having come to the inescapable conclusion
far too late in life
that it is better to be loving
than to be right.’

(five mentions were Acts 20:4; Ephesians 6:21; Colossians 4:7; Titus 3:12; 2 Timothy 4:12)

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