My post is up in Jake Bouma’s Cancer and Theology series:
Since I married a photojournalist, I’ve been subscribing to the newspaper. Someone comes to my house every morning (driving a Mercedes-Benz SUV, if you can believe it) and throws a newspaper on our doorstep. And I sit in my favorite chair with a cup of coffee and read the paper, cover-to-cover. I think I’m becoming my parents.
And every day I read the obituaries. Yes, it’s official, I am becoming my parents.
You can’t read the obituaries without noticing that a lot of people die of cancer. What’s most noticeable is how many of the obituaries for persons under the age of 60 list the cause of death as cancer.
Almost invariably, the obit reads, “After a courageous battle with cancer…”
READ THE REST: Tony Jones on Cancer & Theology — JakeBouma.com.