Do you know someone who is intellectually challenged but gets the things that really matter very right? I know a few people like that.
Some people wonder why there are, for example, people with Down’s Syndrome in this world. Well, I wonder about people who so wonder.
Have they never had a friend with Down’s syndrome? Do they know nothing about Henri Nouwen, and the choices in life he made?
My parish streams with people this afternoon who have come to pay their respects to a person who had all her wits about her, even if she could never have scored high on a SAT or ACT exam. She passed away last week at 36 years of age. Below the fold you will find the eulogy I will pronounce in a few minutes. It’s nothing special, but may remind you of someone you know who is just like the person honored today in my community.