Monday, October 5, 2009

There's Nothing Else

There is a man in my community who has been a teacher and mentor to many over the past several decades. He has risen before dawn to be alone with God for nearly fifty years. He lost his young adult son to cancer recently. He is also struggling with Alzheimers.

I heard the most moving story about him the other day.

A neighbor asked him "So tell me about your son." He looked at the neighbor, shook his head and said, "I know where he is and I know how to get there. Life is in Christ. There's nothing else".

Simple but profound wisdom from a life well lived.

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