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Three Lessons on Living and Dying From a Man Who Lives Well

Father Hauser has long been a favorite of mine, but recently I elevated him to hero status.

He strives daily to see God in all things. He lives with great purpose. He is a blessing.

Whether you are Catholic or not (and I am not big C catholic)…this is worth a watch.

Amazing honesty from a human who happens to be a Jesuit priest and religious scholar.

Click “Fr.Hauser_Homily”

Fr.Hauser_Homily from Don Doll SJ on Vimeo

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Courtesy of Creighton.edu

Three Lessons I Have Taken From Father Hauser

Be Human

Don’t pretend you have it all together. Others will learn from your humanity. Be open to letting others learn from your weaknesses. Let people learn along with you.

People who know Father well, myself included, were astonished and blessed by his openness in this video. We grew.

This is what elevated him to hero status for me. I have many heroes and he is now among the people who have shown me God in a way that sets them apart.

Recognize God’s Presence In Daily Life

See God in all things…and all people. Treat all things and people as God’s creations. When you live this way you can’t help but strive to love other people for who they are and you can’t help but strive to treat God’s earth and its creatures with respect.

You catch a glimpse in this video, but I, and thousands of others, are blessed to see him live this out daily.

Live Like You Won’t Die, But Knowing You Will

Live life in love for one another and don’t worry about the afterlife. Love this life and live it to its fullest in service to God. Do this by finding your purpose and striving to live it out.

But remember, while service to God in this life is how we are called to live…it is only the beginning. The fullness of the gospel is living well on earth and remembering our eternity in Christ.

Thank you God for letting me live for a while around Father Hauser. I know you will enjoy your time with him when he arrives home.

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Father with Father Hendrickson and St. Ignatius. Courtesy of Creighton.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

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