This is from Gulf Coast Pastor Brian Gigee:

Brian K Gigee posted in Gulf Coast Synod Leaders.

Steven Jobs was given up for adoption and...
Brian K Gigee 9:26am Sep 1

Steven Jobs was given up for adoption and raised in a Lutheran home. This snippet (excerpted from his recent speech @ Stanford U) is from the last paragraph of the recent Newsweek article pointed out to me by my wife… a great quote and usable for 9-11 remembrance… as the work we do NOW in parish ministry has little to do with us and more to do with the great-grandchildren of those kiddos in our Kindergarten SS class last Sunday…

“In public appearances in recent years, Jobs has been thinner, whittled to his essence, and yet somehow this seemed to emphasize his elasticity and endurance, a metonym for his ever-thinner, ever-more-adaptable machines. “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life,” Jobs said toward the end of the Stanford speech. “Because almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”