But that was such a small part of who he was. He was a large man who in spite of losing most of his weight and muscle mass died large. He embodied the cross of Christ for others to follow. He taught all those around him the importance of life, and never once ceased to excel in his mission. Death could not stop him, for even though he is no longer physically with us he lives in the thousands of hearts and millions of stories that span the globe. All because he wanted to know who you were. When one believes the world revolves around oneself, that is to say when one's self-importance overshadows others, then their world is limited to those within that limited universe, such as a family or group of friends. But when one revolves around the universe, placing others before the self, they quickly discover their universe is limitless, both here in this present age and the age to come.
These words seem so small compared to the greatness of what this man had to offer, and what he gave to his faith and to the world. Small in comparison to all the words and wisdom he would share with anyone willing. For he took the time to see something wonderful in each person, and sought ways to help you be the same. If there is someone you have always wanted to know or talk to then by all means do so. If you are standing in line or in an elevator or getting a parking ticket, get to know the people around you. Ask them their name, and where they are from, and if you are lucky time will allow you to connect the many faces of the world together as God intended.