Now this is fitting… and reveals that sometimes it’s the Governor-General of Canada who says the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

A few hours ago, The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, announced today 87 new appointments to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour.

The Order of Canada is the centrepiece of Canada’s Honours System and recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. The Order of Canada’s motto is DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (They desire a better country).

I am moved today by the inclusion of one of the names: Harry Lehotsky. Soon to be Harry Lehotsky, C.M.

Well done, indeed.

If you don’t know who Harry is or you missed the previous posts, I recommend a bit of digging… it’s one of the best missional stories you’ll find anywhere. Here they are, in chronological order:

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