“Christian: The Path of Service”

many times he added names to various prayer lists in different churches. God only knows how long his personal prayer list must have been.

This attitude of other-directedness was the source, I think, of his ability to bear the endless hours of suffering in his last days.

Gordon was a remarkable teacher, and a legendary teacher of teachers. But his life also teaches us many lessons. The Gospel chosen for his funeral service couldn’t have been more appropriate: “The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”

We can also repeat the biblical words that end the official hymn of his beloved choir school: “Servant, well done!”

And now unto God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit be ascribed as is most justly due all might, majesty, power, dominion and praise, now and forever. Amen.

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