Terry Waite was an Anglican clergyman who was taken hostage in Lebanon in the late 1980s. Upon being released, he told how he found encouragement in a postcard which arrived after he had spent four years in captivity under rigorous conditions.
Do you remember what it was like to receive an “A” or even an “A+” on a test in school? I remember because I didn’t get that many. It was exciting, motivating, and very rewarding when I came home with an “A” on my report card.