Friday, October 31, 2003

I am reading web and blog reflections about this great man SO many of us have lost from our lives.

Last year, Yaconelli wrote in his latest book, Messy Spirituality,
"I just want to be remembered as a person who loved God, who served others more than he served himself, who was trying to grow in maturity and stability. I want to have more victories than defeats, yet here I am, almost 60, and I fail on a regular basis.

On the Greenbelt CD from this year 2003, he said this about his attitude:-

"If I were to die today, I would be nervous about what people would say at my funeral. I would be happy if they said things like 'He was a nice guy' or 'He was occasionally decent' or 'Mike wasn't as bad as a lot of people.' Unfortunately, eulogies are delivered by people who know the deceased. I know what the consensus would be. 'Mike was a mess.'"

That is the sort of guy he was ............ telling us all that we are acceptable to God ........ if he was ...... and he believed it!
He is .............