Among our community of commenters, a regular was David Waite. He was a member of my parish here in East Tennessee, a member of the choir, and a retired lawyer. I think of him as one of the “great souls” whom I have known. He was an advocate and friend of the poor, who were never “beneath” him, but always his equals.
We had some wonderful conversations over the years. For the whole time that I have known him, he was quietly battling cancer, a battle that he always knew he would eventually lose. I think it gave him an inner awareness of the fragility of life and our dependence upon God at all times. I will miss him.
In your kindness, remember the servant of God, David. May his memory be eternal!