The Jesuit Impact/ Ted Talk

I watched a Ted Talk the other night and it was by Michael Jr. Michael Jr is a comedian with a purpose. He is both hilarious and inspirational.

What is your purpose?

Having spent 8 years in school with the Jesuits I did not realize what an impact they had on me. So grateful for this foundation. Behind the name of a Jesuit you will see AMDG. What does AMDG mean? “For the greater glory of God.”

In Michael Jr’s Ted talk he ends by encouraging us to not ask what we can get but what we can give in a relationship. Why this is exactly what the Jesuits preach. Men and Women for others. Not men and women for themselves. What can we give.

Pictured below is me following a Xavier NCAA tournament game. In the picture are my brother Bill, nephew Liam and the President of Xavier Fr Graham. All three have given me so much. I remember Fr. Graham when I was in school he was the strongest person in the Gym. He influenced my interest in training. My brother influenced me on leadership and being a loyal friend. Liam has taught me what grit and determination can do. Thank you.

While this week we got fantastic news. The job is not complete. I have to continue living Gods will. I am not ultimately where I want to be. While I am responding well, I in my heart know I can be cancer free. This is not possible if I am complacent with the results this week. While fantastic, no baseball team has won the World Series in April or May. It is a long season. I am going to fight each day. When I say fight, I really mean live healthy: diet, stress management, fitness, nurture my relationships (including my one with God). Fight sounds like a struggle. I feel remarkable better when living this way.

May you have an awesome weekend and thank you for all of your love and support.

God speed.

Published by mattfree2019

Hello My Name is Matt Moran. While on 12/12/2018 it was confirmed that my cancer was back, I have experienced the blessing of Cancer. I am so blessed to have found the joys this disease can bring. My goal is to share some of my experience so others can draw strength from what I have witnessed. May you be blessed as well.

2 thoughts on “The Jesuit Impact/ Ted Talk

  1. Matt, you inspire me and our entire family to be and give our very best each day. We are so proud of you. Thanks for sharing your wonderful journey. Love Bill

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