I have refrained from contributing to this thread, I acknowledge that a loss of one of us is a loss to all of us. I do not believe in praying for the dead (it is not within my protestant belief system) but I do pray for Max's family and friends. That they may be comforted in their loss.
I can hope that Max is in a better place though.
I look back, in my mind, if not actually going over recent posts, and wonder whether he knew that the moment of his passing was imminent. If it was from a massive cardio event, there may have been signs and symptoms, his doctor may have told him to prepare himself. His postings here showed that he wanted to be reconciled, to make peace, with those who he was not in friendship and fellowship with. He addressed some very 'interesting' posts to specific people, and said that this would be the last opportunity to be in communion with him, even if he did not use those words. I suspect that he knew what was coming.
We all know what is coming eventually, maybe he knew more specifically, which is in some ways a blessing, and made some choices.
Those choices were a blessing on us, even those who did not know him at all well, but who read his posts wondering what was going on.
Goodbye Max, not your real name, but the name that you chose for yourself here. I pray for your family and friends, for your children, and their mother. God bless them.
Edited by DougRichards, 23 January 2016 - 0429 AM.