Been traveling a lot and listening to fiction books on cd....no brainer ones like the Sookie Stackhouse vampire novels. Just like Tayler almost missing the imminent arrival of Sandy because of listening to music streamed on her phone versus the radio, I have been missing out on much of the news due to listening to audio stories.
So I think it no accident as I was taking one cd out and putting another in that I heard the short clip on a minister's personal dilemma on assisting with a funeral where a young man died from AIDs found here: Story Corp. My daugher's godfather, Michael Callahan, died from AIDS and it always feels like a punch in the gut when I hear about more death associated with this disease. But, this quote, "You know, everything good that I've been able to accomplish has started with some kind of a burden," Williams says. "And AIDS burdened me. So reluctantly, I did the funeral...." drove through all the sadness, and confusion of my Peoria decision and sat right in front of me as I drove up the large hill near Printer's Alley downtown Nashville, TN.
His story, cut and paste here, is truly motivating. I hope mine can be for someone someday as well.
A Life's Ministry Springs From A Dilemma Over AIDS