The famous English novelist, poet Mary Ann Evans, known as George Eliot, said so eloquently:
Oh, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
This describes my time with John, knowing him during my time living in Atlanta.
The mark this great man of God has left will endure for ever.
A. Anthony McLellan