Lorita Pardue, Naples
Charles Colson died April 21.
Dan Thomasson's column about him was published April 25.
I was stunned to read this article in the Naples Daily News.
I did not know Colson personally, but I and many others have been greatly influenced by his brilliance, his humility, his writings ("The Faith,'' "Born Again,'' "How Then Shall We Live'').
His life and world view became examples for many, who too were not perfect but who have gratefully accepted God's gift of salvation through Jesus Christ and moved on with the life we are privileged to live.
Colson was a member of First Baptist Church, as am I; he never drew attention to himself as he and his wife worshiped regularly.
I never heard Colson deny or blame anyone else for decisions he had made but humbly accepted ridicule and doubt with grace and kept his heart, soul and mind on his mission of Prison Fellowship, educating Christians to expand our worldview, educating and urging young and old to seek truth in every aspect of our lives.
He was one of the most inspirational and brilliant speakers I have ever heard. He will be missed.