Over the course of their lives, human beings are born, grow up, mature, grow old, and die. The cycle of life is the same for all of life on Earth–for animals and plants as well as for human beings. What separates humans is our awareness of death and our ability to choose to do good during our limited time on Earth.
Today as I grieve and my community mourns the death of a dear friend and associate Rev. Leonard Alvey and our beloved sister and friend, Sister Miriam Medley, I am very aware of the goodness shown by each of them. Coincidentially, they both served at our college, Brescia University, when I attend in 1975-1980. Both served diligently and faithfully, assisting many a struggling student like myself to get papers completed on time, by offering an encouraging word, assistance with research or a reassuring smile.
Today I give thanks for their lives! May you know the fullness of eternal life and peace. I hope you will keep encouraging those of us on earth. You left a definite mark on my education and life and so many others. Well done, servants of God.