On Monday, October 15, the sad news was confirmed that "pastor of pastors" Eugene Peterson has been admitted to hospice care. The Christian author responsible for "The Message" Bible version had experienced a "sudden and dramatic turn" of his health.
Peterson served as a pastor for almost 30 years before becoming a full-time writer and a professor of spiritual theology. Throughout his life, he authored over thirty books.
Peterson's son, Eric, made the announcement. He revealed that his father was facing heart failure and dementia and that doctors recommended he be placed in hospice care to finish out his life.
Many people around the world, including a great number of pastors, have been vastly impacted by Peterson's faith throughout the years. Thousands of people have taken to social media sharing their prayers for the faith leader.
Below are some of the well wishes that people around the world have sent in after hearing the sad update about Peterson:
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