Friday, April 17, 2015

Healing Stories

“The difference here is legacy is an act of ego, while teaching is an act of faith.”
Bruce Kramer

In the midst of a very severe trial, 
their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.
   2 Corinthians 8:2 (NIV)

The broadcast of the experiences of Bruce Kramer with Krista Tippett, “On Being”, is a moving account of his life after the diagnosis of ALS.  He has also written a book and blog not as a legacy, but as a lesson on living.

For me the best part of the book is how “art” is the medium that helps us see and understand his life.  For Bruce it was music in his life and his teaching vocation that were the basis of the healing he experienced. These two “loves” were the foundation of his healing.

Another important story for me, is how Bruce Kramer’s living mirrors the experience of Chris Rosati.  Chris’s first lesson for all of us focused on gifts of doughnuts!  Who knew the healing power of doughnuts?  He has continued to reach out to students and communities and that has been inspiration to all of us.  

These two men have a lot to teach us about living!   Thanks for the lives and witnesses of Bruce Kramer and Chris Rosati and for their healing lessons.



Bruce Kramer

Kramer, Bruce H.; Wurzer, Cathy (2015-04-01). We Know How This Ends: Living while Dying (Kindle Location 118). University of Minnesota Press. Kindle Edition.

Kramer, B. H., & Wurzer, C. (2015). We Know How This Ends: Living while Dying (1 ed.). Univ Of Minnesota Press.

Chris Rosati

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