Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois on March 24, 1977 · Page 32
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Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois · Page 32

Chicago, Illinois
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Thursday, March 24, 1977
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Economist Newspapers, vyedncsday, March 2:i. 1!)77 Ff En/oy f/?e journey By IAN M. CHAPMAN, MINISTER (Morgan Park Baptist church, Chicago) All of us want to be remembered. In fact, we will do almost anything to be remembered. Several years ago, Damen Runyan, facing incurable cancer, sat at a luncheon table with a friend. "If only I could be remembered one day a year," he said, "I should be happy." Such a comment sparked the Damen Runyan Cancer fund and a man gained remembrance. In the Guiness World Book of Records, which has become our contemporary Book of Life, other seekers after immortality are recorded. You can read of David "Jocko" Chabiro and John "Bimbo" Benaka who rode a ferris wheel for 21 days, 16 hours and 2 minutes. You can also read of Nigel Moore, who consumed 1,823 cold beans in 30 minutes using a cocktail stick. It is evident people are driven to prove they have not lived in vain; that some part of them will continue long after they have died. When Jesus was crucified, two thieves kept him company. One of the thieves, forced to face the emptiness of his life, cried out to the Christ, "Remember me..." This plea, full of despair and loneliness, provides a haunting view of a desperate man. Above all else he wanted to be remembered. There is a sense, however, in which the thief had no worry. He would be remembered. The families he had robbed would remember him. The wives, whose husbands he had killed, would remember him. The crowd, watch- E.S.P. SISTER MARY I GUARANTEE SUCCESS WHERE ALL OTHER READERS FAIL I give never failing advice upon all matters of life, such as love, courtship, marriage, divorce, business transactions of all kinds I never fail to reunite the separated, cause speedy and happy marriage, overcome enemies, rivals, lover s quarrels, evil habits, stumbling blocks and bad luck of all kinds There is no heart so sad or home so dreary, that I cannot bring sunshine into it 14912 MORGAN, HARVEY, ILL. 339-6414 ing him die, would remember him. f But that was not the kind of immortality the thief sought. As his life passed before- his eyes and he saw the emptiness of his misspent years, he knew he deserved an immortality of ignominy. Yet, he craved something more. "Remember me...," he calls. The thief s cry is a universal cry for all who seek to be remembered. Like the thief, we shudder at the thought that we might be forgotten. But, how are we to be remembered? Whenever life is lived, two, and only two, things are important--memories and influence. It was J.M. Barrie who said, "God gives us memories that we might have roses in December." When the dark and dismal days of winter crowd in upon us and we feel depressed and discouraged, the memories of those loved ones who have gone encourage and strengthen us. The beauty and fragrance of their lives, like that of the rose, surround us with new joy and hope. But, how do we want to be remembered? Will people remember us fondly and lovingly, as those who lived for the things which count in life? In "The Little Prince," by Antoine de Saint Exupery, the fox says to the Little Prince, "And now, here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is onlY with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." Many of us invest our lives in those things which are temporary. We do not take time to consider the wisdom of'the fox's counsel. The things that are essential in life, such as love, compassion and kindness, are those invisible essentials upon which the greatest life is built. The second gift we leave behind is that of influence. Do you recall this little verse? I have a little shadow that goes in front of me, And what can be the use of him Is more than I can see. Each of us casts some shadow that heals dr hurts, that blesses or blights. The shadow is our influence, the effect we have upon other people. Throughout our lifetime we have touched many lives. What has been the result? Have people been enlarged and built up? Memory and influence. These are the only realities which are remembered when all else fades into time. How will you be remembered? 10:30 AM To 3P.M. with Dlasti's CHARIOT ROOM i 11915 S. 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