I say all this because he has been ill for some time, and I learned a couple of days ago that he probably has six months to live. His wife writes:
Michael went through a period of depression, as I’m sure you would expect. He seems to have come through that now, for the most part. He knows he is dying, and he says he is at peace. Though he will still say with unashamed honesty, “I don’t want it to all be over at age 53!” he has the confidence of knowing that he has run the race God set out for him. He believes he has done the work our Lord intended for him to do, and if the last task God has for him in this life is dying, then he will do that to the best of his ability.
I apologize for not introducing you to this thoughtful and challenging writer earlier.
If you would keep him and his family in your prayers, that would be mighty lovely.