Although he didn't directly phrase it as such, Dr. Phillip Rozeman issued a challenge to the rest of us in accepting an award from the United Way of Northwest Louisiana today. The cardiologist has founded a practice, an education foundation and led the medical services provided by the Red Cross during last year's hurricanes. He is also a member of the Committee of 100, Broadmoor Baptist Church, the LSU-Shreveport Foundation, and others.
Just his example seems to leave no room for the rest of us who say we don't have any time to get involved in the community. In his thank you remarks, he used two quotes that take that challenge further.
First from the gospel of Luke: "From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked."
Then he quoted a young girl who also seemed to have every excuse not to think of the outside world - Anne Frank.
While the Jewish girl hid from the Nazi's during World War II, she wrote: "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."