“My Garden” – Short Film on Following Jesus, Terminal Illness, and Being With PeoplePosted: February 27, 2012
From former pastor Ed Dobson comes “My Garden” – a recent video chronicling his admirable response to life with terminal ALS.
Ed reflects on the change in perspective that has accompanied his condition. He has had occasion to redefine himself, as a man, a follower of Jesus, and a human being very aware of both his fragility and his true worth.
Ed’s thoughts on leaving a “successful” mega-ministry to continue his search for Jesus during his last months are spot on, especially in our culture of absurd church-ianity and franchised ministry.
Rejecting the Christian cult of celebrity, Ed says:
“…You would think that influencing thousands is more important than influencing one, but I’m gradually learning that influence one on one is way more important.
ALS forced me into a situation where I grew in understanding what it meant to obey Jesus. It took me quite a while to find an alternative purpose, but the good news is that out there, there is a purpose for everyone, and when you arrive there, you’ll know it.”
Please watch the short film in its entirety here. It will be nine and a half minutes well spent.
Via Out of Ur.
You can find more on Ed’s story here.