Thank You Father Richard

Thank you Father Richard Lopez. Huh? Yes! Thank you Father Lopez.

On my connecting flight from Atlanta, home to Orlando, I had the privilege to sit next to Father Lopez.

I’m walking down the isle of the Delta aircraft, and I see a Priest. I’m secretly hoping two things:

  1. We get to sit together.
  2. He’ll have a few minutes to talk.

Well, number one came true, I was assigned to sit next to him. But, he had a thick history book, couple hundred pages to be sure, on his lap. I figured this might be a subtle tactic to find some quiet time – for a man everyone wants to talk to. “He probably never gets any rest”, I thought to myself.

Guess what, we talked the whole way. Wow, was I grateful.

He was such a wonderful man to talk with. And, above all things, I’ll remember him being an excellent listener and a generous soul – giving me his undivided attention the entire flight.

I only hope he got half as much from it that I did from him.

You never know when or where your next wonderful opportunity to learn will come from. However, I will bet one thing, it’s right around the next corner, or just down the isle.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

By jeff noel

Internet's only five-a-day blogger, leaving a trail for our son. This is about putting the spirit of Love at the center of your life. It may be God, Allah, Mohammed, Buddha, Yahweh, etc. For me, it's Jesus.