The race was on!
My brother and his son were both neck and neck in the race to receive their doctorates.
Murray (the brother) had worked for 12 years to complete at doctor in theology degree. David (his son) had been working for 8 years to complete a doctor in veterinary medicine.
Only one would have “official” recognition first. Convocation dates were important.
Yesterday my brother won the race! He graduated at a ceremony held in convocation hall on the University of Toronto. His son will convocate on June 12th.
Of course, the achievement and work that goes into this type of academic achievement cannot be overlooked. Both have gone far beyond most of us. And both carry their studies lightly.
They laugh at each other, they enjoy other people’s company, they are “normal” people.
Congratulations to two very unusual men who both love God, love others and somehow in between have found special places of service to both God and those who surround them day by day!