As humans, we often pride ourselves on our ability to reason. But, a friend's life shows, other skills may be an even more crucial element of our humanity than a clever mind: compassion, imagination, love. Unable to master studies for the priesthood despite his efforts, my friend responded to the needs of many; he provided education to the poor and to the rich he spoke to them about Jesus . He became holy—as fully human as any of us can ever be.
(In my inbox today)
I think its quite true that we pride ourselves on our ability to reason . In my job years ago I met many who lived off the land . They had much love and compassion . And so many I know that are well educated and not open to others in need .