Monday, January 31, 2011

Daddy loved God, R. Sargent Shriver


Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well
Originally uploaded by Lawrence OP

R . Sargent Shriver, with many accomplishments to his credit, including founding the Peace Corps, died January 18, 2011 at the age of 95, and I treasure the following words that his son Mark, said about him. I hope these same words describe me, and they are an ideal to aim for, that is for sure.

Mark Shriver said about his dad:

"Daddy was joyful 'til the day he died and I think that joy was deeply rooted in his love affair with God. Daddy loved God and God loved him right back. ... Daddy let go. God was in control and oh, what a relationship they had."

Mark said that his dad in his frequent traveling always found a church to attend each morning for daily mass.

Daddy loved God, and God loved him right back.

I think that is a beautiful summary of a life.

10 comments:

xinex said...

That is truly a beautiful statement, Terra. The stained glass window is really beautiful too...Christine

Buttercup said...

That is a wonderful way to live! Blessing and good wishes to you.

Amrita said...

A godly lesson learnt from Dad 's life. Complete trust in God

Chatty Crone said...

That was awesome.

And yes my grandson it turning into a prankster - which is good and bad. teehee

love,
sandie

Toyin O. said...

Your dad sound like an awesome wise man:)

Jemi Fraser said...

A lovely tribute :)

My Grama's Soul said...

I do too!

Jo

Kathleen Grace said...

What a wonderful legacy. I had no idea that he was a man of faith. I hope that when I die my own children remember first and foremost that I loved God.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I love that! Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful words with us. You're right - certainly something to aspire to. laurie

Tankene Ice Mist said...

Terra you live your life with Jesus always shining through. I Know. Sparkles