“Your end is coming,” John, the beardless one, said.
It was painful, holding all of John’s sweetness one last time. “I’m going to prepare a place for you, John.” Seeing that he would be the only Apostle to live into old age, the only one not to be killed for his sake, Jesus then whispered, “Time will be tender toward you.”
But John wept and wanted none of this.
“Hold me!” he demanded and could not be consoled.
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