I said a Requiem for a friend and strong churchman today. He was a good man, and I don’t say that lightly, who’d fought cancer for 4 years, a brain tumor no less. 
That in itself is something of a miracle and, if anything, the disease seemed to make his faith stronger. Sorry, problem of evil “philosophers.” Also, until the very end he was able to live an active life; I thank God for that.
I can also say, with confidence, that he’d made his peace with God before he died, which is no small thing.
So, may JA rest in peace and rise in glory. And all you many heathen that read this lighthearted blog, reflect on this. What god do you worship and what hope does it give or offer you.
The world, the flesh? With no thought for eternity? And what comes after those two objects of adoration. Oh yes, the Devil.
I’ll resist the temptation to refer you to John Podesta and the ravening elitocracy that seeks to devour the whole world.
May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
Sure and certain hope.