Sunday, September 10, 2006

Blessings: Paul K. Sloan, Age 26

2,996 Martyrs

------Paul K. Sloan------

Paul K. Sloan

Imagine a man from Brown
An ex-footballer - offensive lineman.
A big fan of the San Francisco Giants.
Someone who loved the Beatles.
Someone who specialized in the financial services
Services that made the World Trade Center,
and the New York City Financial community hum.
Someone described as sweet, a big man -
Large hearted, large bodied, broad minded.
A family man, linked strongly to his siblings,
caring about their careers and lives.
A Novato California man,
transplanted to the big city,
where he was doing new things,
succeeding in new ways,
making a difference.
A life full of promise,
full of energy,
full of caring.
Paul has moved on to a new job now,
one even more service oriented,
even more about helping people,
even more about guidance.
He is still with us,
still helping,
still watching
still caring.
It may be that the people who stole him from us
really shared him with us all.
Wisdom 3:
But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,
and no torment will ever touch them.
In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have died,
and their departure was thought to be a disaster,
and their going from us to be their destruction;
but they are at peace.
For though in the sight of others they were punished,
their hope is full of immortality.
Having been disciplined a little,
they will receive great good,
because God tested them and found them worthy of himself;
like gold in the furnace he tried them,
and like a sacrificial burnt-offering he accepted them.
In the time of their visitation they will shine forth,
and will run like sparks through the stubble.
They will govern nations and rule over peoples,
and the Lord will reign over them for ever.
Those who trust in him will understand truth,
and the faithful will abide with him in love,
because grace and mercy are upon his holy ones,
and he watches over his elect.

Peace to you Paul;
watch over us...
and pray for peace, honor and bravery for the rest of us.


Paul's Memorial Quilt Segments: 3018 3019

Contributions may be sent to: Brown University c/o Brown Sports Foundation Box 1925 Providence, RI 02912 Attn: Paul K. Sloan - '97 Memorial Fund Make checks payable to Brown University, and include in the Memo space:
Paul Sloan - '97 Memorial Fund


SwordandSacrifice said...

Absolutely wonderful . . . thank you.

My tribute to Richie Myhre is here:

brian said...

Thank you so much for your moving words and personal touch to this tribute. Wonderful post.

Please stop by my tribute to Gilbert and leave a link and comment so that others can come here to read.

Michelle said...

Thank you for sharing this tribute. You wrote it very well. We must remember to pray for his friends and family

Katherine said...

That was a really moving tribute - I liked your approach. Thanks for stopping by my tribute to Marjorie C. Salamone.

Swampwitch said...

"...the people who stole him from us shared him with us all..."
You honored him is such a beautiful way.
Thank You.