“Life is short, and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel the way with us. So be swift to love, and make haste to be kind, and may the blessing of God, Creator, Redeemer, and Sacred Companion, be with us all evermore.” ~Henri Frederic Amiel
Marcus Borg was a Lenten Preaching Series speaker for 20 years and, despite the onset of lung cancer in the fall of 2014, he planned to return again in 2015. He loved Calvary and his many friends in Memphis.
The Lenten Preaching Series is one of Memphis' most valuable and well-known outreach ministries. Many of his friends would like to remember Marcus by establishing an endowment for Lenten Preaching Series speakers. A group of Calvary parishioners have pledged to match gifts to the fund up to $100,000, with the hope of reaching over $200,000 total. This income would enable Calvary to secure a keynote speaker (or speakers) for the Series each year in Marcus’ honor.
Please think about how much Marcus may have influenced your thinking and what a privilege it was for him to include Calvary and Memphis in his plans for so many years.