A man left the world last evening.
“Larger than life” described him well.
He was physically large and had an even larger personality.
He had an imposing figure and a booming voice, but he was a very, gentle man.
He played Santa for the Sunday School kids every year. They loved him.
I’ve been thinking about what words I would use to describe him, joy- filled is my choice.
I didn’t know him very well, but I knew him by his joyful presence, and outpouring of love that oozed out of him like honey from the jar.
A man so filled with the spirit, he could not contain himself, shouting out a heart felt “Amen” after a hymn or sermon.
That’s not the norm in the Episcopal Church but he didn’t care- when the spirit swept over him, he had to make his own joyful noise.
I’m convinced there’s a lesson to be taken from each person’s life.
For Marc the lesson is simple- live fully, and look for the joy every day.