The heroic act of MP Ivan Bartolo, that of donating one of his kidneys to a 31-year-old youth, helped me remember another heroic act done by a Chicago priest, the 44-year-old Rev. Gary Graf.
In 2002 Rev. Graf donated part of his own liver to save the life of Miguel Savala. Savala had been given six months to live.
Both acts of heroism, and others which are not covered by the media, vividly recall the word of Jesus: “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).