COURAGE AND PEACE IN THE STORM
Do you remember Tom Dooley, that young doctor who organized hospitals, raised money, and literally poured out his life in the service of the afflicted peoples of South East Asia? Here was a man whose deep relationship with God motivated him to abandon a soft career in the United States for a desperately difficult ministry overseas. In the end that relationship enabled him to die victoriously at the age of thirty-four. Here is the letter which on Dec 1, 1960 he wrote to the president of Notre Dame, his alma mater: Dear Father Hesburgh: They’ve got me down. Flat on the back, with plaster, sand bags, and hot water bottles. I’ve contrived a way of pumping the bed up a bit so that, with a long reach, I can get to my typewriter. Two things prompt this note to you. The first is that whenever my cancer acts up a bit, and it is certainly “acting up” now,…
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