A Vincentian priest gave spoke at all our masses this weekend. He taught at De Paul University until he was 74. Then, when many would be retiring, he asked to be sent to Kenya to do missionary work. I was incredulous when he told his story. He was so full of life and any listener could tell that he loved what he was doing there. I tried to imagine myself deliberately going to someplace so remote, dangerous, primitive in many ways (often no electricity) at ANY age, let alone 74! I have been thinking about him all day … the joy he exuded, his courage and conviction, his fearlessness….and his incredible dedication to the people of Kenya. What a difference this man has made around the world.
At almost 87 Father has returned to teach theology at DePaul. How blessed his students will be to have him as their teacher. An amazing man……………………………..
I think each one of us "teaches" in our own ways… as educators, as parents, as Christians, BUddhists, Jews….in whatever faith we embrace and wherever our journeys take us. Each one of you has made a difference in the world. I encourage you to think about that every day, to acknowledge your own giftedness and the way it touches the world around you.
Rusty married her high school sweetheart, Jim. They have four children and seven adorable