Praise be to the God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of ChristContinue reading “Coffee Talk: Hope in the Mourning”
Caryn submits, “We need to acknowledge—cry out to God!—when life disappoints, when something important gets lost, and when we hurt because of it. And we need to give ourselves (and others) permission to grieve the lost of dreams, of the life we thought we’d have, of roles we longed for, of relationships we thought would always exist, or whatever we desired but haven’t gotten (5-6). [We need to grieve the lost of the] “not supposed to be’s” of my life.
We know now that death and danger is a very present reality in the wilderness. The wilderness is also a place of grief, mourning, and letting go. As I entered the wilderness, I was grieving the lost of a dear loved one. I shared my understanding that as Christians, we do not grieve as thoseContinue reading “Wilderness: Whitney Houston, Grief and Death”