Gary passed away unexpectedly this past. Mark presented the eulogy. The word he used to describe Gary was steady. That is how I also saw him; steady. Gary was consistent. He was prepared, so he didn't have be be excitable at the last second. He had a calm peaceful presence about him. Mark used a scripture to describe his brother,
Mathew 25: Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
The Bishop also spoke and summarized Gary's life with the word always. He indicated that Gary was always ready to serve in all ways needed to get the job done.
I have always thought of Gary being my elder, even though he is not. Maybe that was from Amway days. However one thing is for sure; my life has been blessed by knowing him and his example.