I have an old and dear friend who will turn 86 before the end of this month. From time to time, he wonders if and how his life has made a difference.
He never married or had children, so he has no wife or children around to assure him – in either word or deed – that his life has mattered.
He was a professor of mine and an incredible presence on our college campus back in the tumultuous sixties, so I can say without reservation that his life has made a huge and wonderful difference in my own.
But he still wonders.