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Gary Michael, the man I wrote about here, has died. Thank you all for your very kind prayers.
In this life Gary was blind. Now, with God, he sees. In this life Gary had the mind of a child. Now, with God, his mind knows no bounds.
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My prayers will all whom he has left behind.
The Lord knows best. I pray that God strengthens his family and friends in this time
Beautifully said, John. My prayers are with all who loved him.
My prayers go out to Karen and all who will miss him.
I've been out of town and missed the previous post. Sorry to hear about Gary — our prayers are with all those who miss him, especially Karen.
I am sorry to hear this John. I will pray for the Lord to comfort Karen and Gary's loved ones in their time of grieving. I agree with your simple yet beautiful expression of Gary's home-going. I believe he is now experiencing a joy like he has never known. A joy that we too will experience as believers.
I am sorry to hear that Gary has passed, for the only reason is those he left behind will go through the grieving process and it will be difficult from time to time.
I pray that process is brought on by smiles of times that once were, bringing with them smiles and joy in remembering.
Be Well, Let the feelings be as they may and God will comfort you.
Much Love & Blessings to you and the family,
Andrea Pompeo, NYC
I am sad with you and with Gary's family.
Thank you for letting us know, John. Our prayers are for his family and friends who were blessed by his life.
Thanks, very much, to each of you. These comments have been a real comfort to everyone involved. Thank you.
John is founder of the online community Unfundamentalist Christians, and executive editor of its group blog.
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