I learned yesterday afternoon that my boss’s dad passed away yesterday morning. He was in his mid-80s, and had lost his wife two or three years ago. In recent months his mind had been leaving him, and over the past few weeks it had become obvious that his time was near.

He brought smiles and laughter to many people over the years, and we will remember him that way.

He and his wife were Roman Catholic, and brought up their family that way. As for their relationship with the Lord, I don’t honestly know, but what I can do is trust the Lord who is merciful. That’s all I can do, because now it is too late for anything else.

And so I mourn with my boss and his family, and hopefully someday I will rejoice with them, too, at a great reunion in the Lord’s presence.