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- The late Cardinal Cushing tells of an occasion when he was administering last rites to a man who had collapsed in a general store. Following his usual custom, he knelt by the man and asked, "Do you believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit?" The Cardinal said the man roused a little bit, opened an eye, looked at him and said, "Here I am, dying, and you ask me a riddle."
- ("In one of his sermons, Professor Fred Craddock recalls his Sunday visit to a new church. He had casually asked at his motel where the nearest place for worship was, obeyed the directions, and arrived at a little storefront church nearby. He found the congregation warm and welcoming, a little shabby and worn by the vicissitudes of life..." and other illustrations)
- I was a 57-year-old real estate developer in 1984 when I was diagnosed with late-stage lymphoma, cancer of the lymphatic system. My doctor told me my chances of recovery were slim. I remember that I spent the days immediately following the diagnosis talking about suicide. I often burst into tears. I had given up and I was sure I was going to die soon. Although I had family and friends, I felt alone. I wouldn't let them be with me. They couldn't understand - they didn't have cancer. They weren't doomed to die. But Marsha, my wife, urged me to try The Wellness Community. Although I was depressed and could hardly walk, and was still sure I was going to die, I went. I met all kinds of people who were fighting for recovery who didn't seem nearly as depressed as I was.
- Updated: Dec 31, 1969
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