Evident in the obituary for a Texas A&M classmate (we both were engineering majors) of mine:
Thomas Craig Kohutek, 63, was called home to be with the Lord January 1, 2018…A faithful servant of the Lord, Tom was an active member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church as well as the Knights of Columbus.
I’ve written before about the revolutionising experience my years at Texas A&M and the effect it had on my life. That experience was as a Roman Catholic; you can see a video montage of that here.
Somehow I think that directness of commitment has gotten lost between the obsessive churchianity of #straightouttairondale or the loosey-goosey veneer of faith in liberal Catholicism. To see this and to know some of its roots is refreshing.
But what really tugged at the heartstrings was this, at the end of the obituary:
For this momentary light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to what is seen but to what is unseen; for what is seen is transitory, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Cor 4:17)
That sums it up. So what about you?