Fifty-two-year-old Albanian immigrant Gac Filipaj has worked as a janitor at Columbia University in Manhattan for half of his life. And in May 2012, he was part of Columbia’s graduating class as well. It took Filipaj 12 years to obtain a bachelor’s degree in classics, but his work was worth the effort.
“This is a man with great pride, whether he’s doing custodial work or academics,” declared Peter Awn, dean of Columbia’s School of General Studies. “He’s one individual who makes his own future.”
Wisdom is as good as an inheritance. (Ecclesiastes 7:11)
Jesus, grant me the courage to accomplish our goals in life.