My Dad who art in heaven with Our Father

October 24, 2010 at 11:59 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

David with his father, Leeton, 1944

Remembering my father 

Now I’m older than my father was when he died, older but lacking his wisdom and ethical worth.

He is for me forever a senior, elder and guiding force – a truly moral and upright man; unattached to wealth and position, a healer of the ills of others, in his practice as a physician and surgeon.

In the dead of night, in wintery rural Australia, called out to attend to the sick and dying, more often than not with none or little financial gain to himself, he rendered to all his medical skills.

His commitment was to life. He saved the mothers and children and never resorted to the abortionist’s knife or the easy option in a challenging  secular and sectarian society.

Life-giving endeavours to his family, friends and patients were his gifts to humanity.

Oh, Dad, my loving father I miss you!

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