I don’t think it matters how handicapped you are or how sick. You always succeed in something. God gave us each a gift. –Garvan Byrne March 20, 1973 – April 16, 1985
After watching these videos and hearing the words of the delightful young Garvan Byrne, terminally ill and handicapped from birth, I am reminded of something Fr. Jaques Philippe wrote in his book Searching for and Maintaining Peace:
In all suffering there is a germ of life and of the resurrection, because Jesus is there in person.
There is a shorter, edited version, but I do suggest watching the entire thing if you have time:
It is so hard to believe that he was only 11 years old when this interview was conducted. The whole world should know about this extraordinary boy!
I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike. (Mt.11:25, Lk. 10:21)