Saturday, August 25, 2018

Senator John McCain

Tonight our nation mourns the loss of Senator John McCain.  Yesterday it was announced that he had made the heart wrenching decision to discontinue all medical treatment for brain cancer.  He decided to enjoy his remaining days surrounded by his family.  A former POW, a lifelong political servant, and a loving family man, John McCain was a unique patriot and chose to live his life at the service of others.  He had a wonderful sense of humor and apparently a rather strong temper for which he often apologized.  His cancer which was very aggressive was the same cancer that Beau Bidan died from.  Brain cancer has claimed yet another victim.  John McCain was a man who frequently visited the Vietnam War Memorial honoring those who did not survive.  These visits shaped his politics and how he viewed things.  During the next few days we will hear many tributes to this man who was a friend, a dedicated family man, a mentor and a genuinely wise man.  Let us take time over these days to pray for him and his family as they prepare to lay him to rest.  Eternal rest grant into him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him.  May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.  Amen

Pat Schifini, OSU

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