Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Millard Fuller R.I.P.
So you may be wondering who this guy is to my right, your left. This is Millard Fuller. He died Tuesday. He was only 74. Who is Millard Fuller? Well he is/was (sorry, it's still too soon) the co-founder of Habitat for Humanity.
I think I may have had a hand in his death. I'm kind of creeped out about it. Yesterday I made a glib statement regarding using the bones of folks from Habitat for Humanity, and well. . . now. . . He's dead!
I seem to have this affect on people. Usually it isn't this high-profile, though I have had other instances with high-profile folks.
In 1995 I was preparing to go on a two-year mission for my church. I sent in the paperwork and application. This gets reviewed by the way higher-ups in the church. Well, two days after sending in my application - which is how long it would take the Post Office to deliver - anyway - the President of the Church signs off on each missionary and where they will be serving. He must've received my application, and I done him in. I thought it was tough enough to get into heaven, now I have to make amends for killing one His servants.
Does this mean that I will stop making glib statements? I answer emphatically "Absolutely NOT!" In fact, I am more resolute than ever in being more glib. Until I'm taken away I shall always . . . hold on there's a knock at the door.