COVID-19: Now It’s Personal

Yesterday, we learned that a colleague of mine out of our office in Hanover Park, IL (NW suburb of Chicago) contracted the virus. Today we were informed of his death.

We were last in the building together on March 19 and I’ve had no symptoms, so I suppose I dodged a metaphorical bullet in this war since it’s been over 2 weeks . Or maybe I got it and never knew; who knows.

Please pray for the repose of his soul, his family and for me…I’m a bit shaken.

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  1. I’m very sorry for your loss. Prayers for that gentleman and his family – and for you as well. Some years ago, I was chatting with a lady after church – just casual conversation. Less than one week later, she was killed in a random shooting. It was very surreal.
    So my heart goes out to you now.

  2. For your colleague: Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed through the Mercy of God rest in peace. Amen

  3. Ben: How sad; I’m sorry for your loss. I’ll pray for him and his family and for you. None of us know when our time to die will come; may God find us ready with all said and done that needed saying and doing (from a prayer by Paul Thigpen, a favorite writer of mine).

  4. I will pray for your friend Don. This is been a most sobering Lent in so many ways and a reminder that we should all be ready “for we know not the time or the moment” when Christ will call us.

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