Saturday, July 14, 2012
Matt has a deep and profound relationship with his grandfather with whom he lived growing up. His grandfather did not want to admit that his grandson was different and so taught him to speak and sent him to regular schools while refusing Matt's mother's request to send him to school to learn Sign. He was also Matt's best fan for his wrestling and encouraged him to follow his dream. On his deathbed, he surprised Matt by Signing some phrases and telling him how much he loved Matt. He finally said that Matt is different and that's a wonderful thing. His acceptance meant the world to Matt.
We all have various strengths and weaknesses. We all have struggles in life and must search to find who we really are within this larger universe. God makes each of us unique and special in our own way. We are all called to greatness--the greatness of giving of ourselves in love to others. As Paul says, "Love never ends...." 1 Cor. 13:8.