I just got off the phone with a friend of mine that found out that he probably has terminal cancer. More shocking than that news was the way he responded when I asked him how he was doing. He said he was delighted and excited that he might soon be with God. To put it in his own words “I’m on cloud nine.”
What do you think about his response? Is this a guy who has faith that will be commended by God, or is it something else? Is this a response we should all aspire to in similar situations, or is it foolish and insensitive? I’ve always wondered about this myself, and I’m curious to hear some opinions.
And here’s an important piece of information I haven’t shared yet: he’s got a wife and kids.