Oral Roberts died today in Newport Beach, California. Thanks to Erin Amos for letting me know.
The following news outlets have the story:
According to this TulsaWorld article, he took a fall on Saturday and suffered some broken bones.
I’m deeply moved and still experiencing gratitude for the education I received at ORU. More thoughts will follow later.
UPDATE: The thoughts I have are echoed by fellow alum, Sarah, over at Emerging Mummy. Key quote:
“I loved Oral’s bigness. There was nothing small about the man. He was huge – even his ears were enormous.”
I like that Sarah also says, “His faith was enormous.” It’s so true. My mother and I were talking about him yesterday. The legacy that my mother and I discussed was Oral’s courage. And Sarah mentions how his final years were spent telling us all to be obedient. Let’s put it together.
Be courageously obedient to God.
That’s a good treasure to leave behind.