GRIEF IS such a messy thing. It fills us with many ideas and images, memories and fantasies, celebration and bitter regret all at once – all superimposed upon one another. No wonder it wears us out. …
However isolated we may feel in other areas of our lives, in our grief we are not isolated at all; we have with us not only the presence of God but the whole human race solidly with us, supporting us even when we do not allow ourselves to feel it.
– Roberta C. Bondi
From pages 19-20 of Wild Things: Poems of Grief and Love, Loss and Gratitude by Roberta C. Bondi. Copyright © 2014 by Roberta C. Bondi. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Where do you find comfort when you are grieving? Share your thoughts.
Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.
Romans 5:1-2, NRSV
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This week we remember: Boniface (June 13).
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