Two years ago, today, my great friend and a modern-day prophet, Bill Wegner, had a “happy” death.

In the Catholic church, “a happy death” refers to dying in a state of grace with God, without bitterness or anger, if possible. 

That was Bill. I always knew what a blessing he was to me, his family, friends, and the tens of thousands who were blessed to attend his missions over 25 years as a Catholic, Lay-Evangelist.

Sadly, a part of me died with him. His passing was so dramatic that it played a role in my falling into such a depression that I wanted my life to end.

Even now, two years later, I struggle at times to get pass the heartache and tears.

Bill was all about mercy and forgivness. He would say that would be Jesus’s trademark in the world we live in today.

I want to honor my dearest friend by attending Mass, visit his grave, and refrain from work today in prayer and reflection.

For those who didn’t know my Billy:

Just 4 days before he died suddenly, Bill gave an impromptu talk at a charity function luncheon my wife and I were hosting. It wasn’t videotaped, but a friend decided to video a small portion of it and Bill’s words still ring in my heart and mind today:

Bill lived 24/7 the way he describes here

I miss you so much Billy Boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your favorite song my friend”