Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Preaching

Over a recent game of dominoes I asked Kurt what he wanted to do with himself once he got situated in his own residency (which is coming sometime soon).

"I've always wanted to be a preacher. Maybe once my eyesight gets fixed. I can't read the bible too good right now".

Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever known a better preacher than Kurt. His whole life is a series of sermons. His actions speak louder than words.

I can get along with that kind of preaching.

4 comments:

Deana said...

Is he nearly blind, or does he just have trouble reading the tiny letters? My grandpa has this huge print bible for him to be able to see from the pulpit when he preaches. I think they make them up to 18 pt.

Agent B said...

I don't know how bad his eyesight is. He's going to a doctor soon.

Honestly, I think it was slightly an excuse of his since he regularly reads Readers Digest magazine, and I think the print in those is small.

Deana said...

ha ha...I see. well...you know this as much as I do...but you don't have to have a bible in front of you to tell your story and how God has worked in your life. I pray he finds a place to tell his story.

ben said...

i'm new to this blog so i'm missing a lot of context i'm sure, but maybe i have a little bit of an idea of who kurt is...

anyway, this is a really warming quote to me. in my life i've seen a lot of older people sortof just fade away spiritually in their later years. at least as far as i can tell.

i've always hoped my later years would become a time of great anticipation spiritually, and guys like this remind me that it can happen. it's encouraging to see those desires still intact after such a difficult path.