Last week I picked up the book “Always Looking Up” by Michael J. Fox. I read his first memoir “Lucky Man” and loved it and was really looking forward to reading this new book. But, I had committed to reading the Bible this summer. Dang, if Target didn’t have it for 30% off! I can’t resist a savings like that. So I bought it.
I immediately went home and dove into the book, starting in the middle, of course. I turned to the chapter of “Faith”.
“The purpose that you wish to find in life, like a cure you seek, is not going to fall from the sky… It requires the faith to take risks and a rejection of the bonds of fear. I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned.”
Well said, Michael.
This book is about more than his views on stem cell research, although he covers that thoroughly, it’s about perseverance, hope, life, and change.
Someday diseases like Parkinson’s, ALS, Diabetes, & spinal cord injuries will be a thing of the past. And it will be because everyday people like Michael J. Fox get up and fight for a cure. I pray for that day to come in my lifetime.