Epilogue 20

"You know, Aaron, in some respects I'm not surprised to be here."


"No, my faith took quite a beating in the last few years, particularly when I started feeling unwell."

I looked at him, waiting.

"I'd served Him faithfully for so many years, and whilst it wasn't all roses, in general I had a sense that He was on my side. But then it all started going wrong and I began to doubt. Silly, I know."

I shook my head. "Not at all, Joe. It's a very natural feeling."

"Maybe for you," he replied, "but my faith was supposed to be strong, when in reality it was just untested. And I failed miserably."