Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Early Thursday morning, Ian’s dear friend Ben Morrell went to be with his Lord and Savior. He was 31 years old and had battled cancer for the previous six years.
I’m not the person to eulogize Ben; he was more Ian’s friend, and many people knew him better than I did. But as the days have gone by and I’ve started to internalize the reality of Ben’s passing, I’ve started thinking about what I’ll take away from Ben’s life. In pondering this, I’ve begun appreciating how courageous Ben was.