Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Filipino Christian Blogger Remembers Chuck Colson

The view above my work computer

(Article originally posted on BreakPoint) It was an honor and a blessing to work alongside my boss and mentor Chuck Colson. I was personally drawn to Chuck because of his personal connections to my personal hero, Ninoy Aquino (I think they also look alike).

According to Chuck, they were close friends when Ninoy was exiled in Boston. They met on an airplane and started a close friendship. Chuck said Ninoy considered him his spiritual mentor. In fact, Chuck was the first person Ninoy called when he decided to go back to the Philippines. One of Ninoy's final phone calls before boarding the plane back to the Philippines was with Chuck. Filipinos were never the same again when Ninoy returned.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Remembering Two Great Men, My Dad and Chuck Colson

April 21st will always be a special date for me. Exactly eight years ago my dad, Romeo Bruce went home with the Lord, and at 3:15pm today I lost a mentor and friend, Chuck Colson. The date of their death is not the only thing they have in common, both are Godly men who lived exemplary lives to proclaim and defend God's absolute truth. Both played a big part in my life and influenced me to become who I am now. My dad introduced me to the Truth and Chuck taught me how to live the Truth. I imagine my dad greeted Chuck at the door with a big welcome hug. I’ll miss them both.

Romeo Bruce, March 14, 1932 - April 21, 2004
Chuck Colson, October 13, 1931 - April 21, 2012