Thursday, June 14, 2007

Matt and Eliot - Father and Son

I have posted this video before and I am posting it again in celebration of Father's Day. Matt's post today touched my heart ... as much as this video did:

"It is not flesh and blood but the heart,
which makes us fathers and sons."

- Johann Schiller

An excerpt from the post:

I drove over to visit my parents and grandfather this week. My dad’s father has recently had a tough go of it. His health has declined. He lives with my parents; my dad, an only child, has sought to care for him as best as he can.

There are those moments in life, as Rob Bell describes, that you know you are a witness to something special, something holy. I had one such moment this week as I witnessed my dad feeding his father. I cannot explain it.

It was the first time I had felt this feeling since Eliot was with us. His entire life was a moment of other-worldliness. And so, the feeling came again like an old friend.

Christ is present when the weak are loved and served.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

The story of Eliot is truly touching.