I want to thank Dr. Rodney Deaton for the gracious article he wrote about my keynote address at Purdue University’s Military Family Research Institute Battlemind Symposium IV. Here is an excerpt and please follow the link for the full article. It will motivate you on this Veterans day. We can make a difference in the lives of those veterans still living in the dark.
“Instead Silouan let me sit in my chair, body and soul, and brought himself to me. His energy, his candor, his roughness, his softness, his him: with each anecdote, each exhortation, all of it filled the room, never demanding I join it, always inviting me to. Here was a man whose military career had meant so much to him, he’d spent nine months sleeping with a loaded gun to his head, each night granting himself the option of allowing the Corps the luxury of not having to pursue his (forced) medical retirement any further. Here was a man who, through grace and through love, finally decided to give Life another chance instead.”